In the month after Hurricane Sandy, the Small Business Adminsitration approved $156.56 million in low-interest disaster loans to 2,507 homeowners, renters and businesses in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
The SBA has 377 employees working at 113 business recovery centers in those states. Business owners interested in loans can apply online.
For residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the filing deadline for physical property damage is Dec. 31, 2012, and July 31, 2013 for economic injuryloans.
In Rhode Island, the deadline for physical damage is Jan. 15, 2013, and Aug. 14, 2013 for economic injury.
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