LIFT UP ATLANTA

Dedicated to helping the homeless and feeding the hungry

 
Contact: Rosalind Garner
Telephone : 678-245-4622
Email:liftupatlanta@yahoo.com
Website: www.liftupatlanta.org

SUMMER FUN FESTIVAL Lift Up Atlanta is having a fun family-oriented festival with lots of fun activities such as a petting zoo, live entertainment, magic show, kid’s fun zone, carnival food, games and activities and much much more. Admission to get in the festival would be a donation or school supplies that will go directly to 500 needy children in the metro Atlanta area. Enjoy a lot of fun activities while helping those in need.

Date: June 18, 2016
Time: 10am to 6pm
Place: Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA

Volunteers also needed to help collect, sort and organize the school supplies for distribution to the children. If you would like information on how to volunteer or donate school supplies, please email us atliftupatlanta@yahoo.com or call 678-245-4622 or go to our website www.liftupatlanta.org.


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Gwinnett Urgent Care now offers online urgent care services for Georgia families.

Atlanta, GA, – Never again will sick patients be forced leave their home when they’re in need of immediate care. Gwinnett Urgent Care’s new online telemedicine service allows patients to instantly connect with a physician over the internet. Patients throughout Metro Atlanta can be diagnosed and treated from the comfort of their home. The patient logs into the online portal, requests an appointment, and is shortly connected with a provider.

“We can serve patients, through a virtual doctor’s visit, almost instantly over the computer. This service is reinventing the way urgent care services are delivered. For a small family juggling jobs and school, our online telemedicine option gives them the flexibility to incorporate a doctor’s visit into their everyday schedule, without hauling all of the kids to the emergency room.”  - Dr. Ron Perry, M.D. Gwinnett Urgent Care

Gwinnett Urgent Care’s online telemedicine program accepts insurance online and never cost more than $50 for an online visit.

At Gwinnett Urgent Care, it is our mission to be an urgent care clinic that impacts lives in positive way. We strive to cater to each individual who walks through our doors by providing genuine care and a great experience. Dr. Ron Perry, M.D. worked 12 years as an emergency room physician before opening Gwinnett Urgent Care. Our walk in clinic offers hospital-like care without the typical hospital wait times or hospital prices.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Will Henson at 770-831-5525 or email at Whenson.GUC@gmail.com.

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William Henson, CMPE
Chief Operating Officer
Gwinnett Urgent Care
1300 Peachtree Industrial Blvd Suite 4101
Suwanee, Ga 30024
Office: (770) 831-5525
Fax: (770) 831-5527
www.GwinnettUrgentCare.com


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Athens among Georgia’s Financial Technology Upstarts

Technology Association of Georgia’s Hub Magazine features four Georgia FinTech companies on the rise.

ATLANTA (February 15, 2016) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), one of the nation’s largest state trade organizations dedicated to technology and innovation, recently showcased Athens’ own Zurly in the Financial Technology issue of Hub Magazine.

Zurly is a mobile app and platform that helps nonprofit groups fundraise by selling memberships to discounts that are donated by local businesses. The company, along with three other FinTech companies from Augusta, Columbus and Atlanta were profiled in Hub Magazine’s Georgia Upstarts section.

Georgia Upstarts is a regular feature that serves as a showcase for new startups and innovators from around the state. Hub Magazine is a publication of TAG which maintains a presence in the Columbus area via its TAG Athens Chapter.Athens among Georgia’s Financial Technology Upstarts

Technology Association of Georgia’s Hub Magazine features four Georgia FinTech companies on the rise.

 

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Food Addicts In Recovery Annonymous Public Information Session
MEDIA ADVISORY FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS (FA) FREE PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION FOR PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM OVEREATING, UNDER-EATING AND BULIMIA


Free Public Information Session for anyone suffering from food addiction, overeating, under-eating, and bulimia. Everyone is welcome, including those who think they have a problem with food or those who are concerned about someone who may.

 
For more information, contact Danielle at 770-371-9105.

When: Saturday, January 23, 2016 3:00-4:30PM

Where: 1792 Mt. Zion Road, Morrow, Georgia 30260, Clayton Center/Paula Crane Life Enrichment Center


Founded in 1998, Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is an effective, long-term solution to food addiction, whether one is an under-eater, overeater, bulimic, or otherwise obsessed with food, weight or exercise. The fellowship of FA spans over 40 states in the U.S. and countries including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Kenya and Tasmania. In the U.S., there are more almost 500 weekly FA meetings. Membership in FA is free and is open to anyone who wants to recover from food addiction. The number of FA members is estimated at 4,044 worldwide. According to a recent FA membership survey, 49 percent report being free from addictive eating for 13 months to 5 years; 44 percent have had a normal body size for 13 months to 5 years. Some members have maintained a weight loss of as much as 200 pounds for two decades.


If you are wondering if you are a food addict, FA suggests answering the 20-questions posted on the organization’s website under the “Am I A Food Addict?” tab (www.foodaddicts.org). The first 2 are listed below. 1. “Have you ever wanted to stop eating and found you just couldn’t?” 2. “Do you think about food or your weight constantly?”
 

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Deadline Approaching in Georgia for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to August 2016 Drought

ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that May 30 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Georgia as a result of the drought that began on Aug. 2, 2016.

This disaster declaration includes the following counties: Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Dooly, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Laurens, Macon, Monroe Oglethorpe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Taliaferro, Taylor, Twiggs, Warren, Washington, Wilkes and Wilkinson in Georgia.

Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster. With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers, or ranchers. Nurseries are eligible to apply for economic injury disaster loans for losses caused by drought conditions.

The loans are for working capital and can be up to $2 million with interest rates of 4 percent for eligible small businesses and 2.625 percent for nonprofit organizations, and terms up to 30 years.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can be downloaded from the SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

Completed loan applications must be returned to SBA no later than May 30, 2017.


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Center for the Visually Impaired Hosts 2017 NIGHT VISIONS

CVI Presents an Evening of Carnival Fun with a Mission Twist to Support
Life-Changing Programs for those Impacted by Vision Loss
 
ATLANTA– March 14, 2017 – On Thursday, April 27, the Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI) will host its annual “Night Visions,” a fundraiser to support CVI’s programs, which serve people of all ages impacted by vision loss in metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia. The event will be held at The Stave at American Spirit Works at 199 Armour Drive from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
 
The upscale circus-themed evening will feature carnival-inspired cuisine, wine and beer, silent and live auctions and a “Flip-for-a-Trip” game to win airline tickets. Guests will enjoy roving entertainment from a merry crew including a fortuneteller, a juggler, a banjo player and a stilt walker – complete with a six-foot white cane. Attendees can try their hand at carnival games with the unique mission twist of wearing blindfolds or simulation goggles. Games will include bucket toss, giant Jenga, a putting green and an obstacle course.
 
“CVI’s services can be life-changing for our clients, and the empowering effect of living life to the fullest – with independence and dignity – cannot be underestimated,” said Fontaine Huey, president of the Center for the Visually Impaired. “Night Visions is a unique opportunity for guests to gain a deeper understanding of the work we do while enjoying a great evening of carnival fun and festivities.”
 
The Stave, conveniently nestled between Buckhead and Midtown in the SweetWater Design District, includes a fully functional whiskey distillery, where VIP guests will enjoy a pre-event whiskey tasting and tour.
 
This year’s honorary event chairs represent one family’s enduring dedication and commitment to CVI, Doug and Esther Garges, and Kelly and Kyle Garges. Three generations of the Garges family have played vital roles in the Center’s history – from Kelly Garges, Sr., who was instrumental in the founding of the agency that became CVI, to Doug Garges, a long time CVI Foundation board member and former chair, to Kelly Garges, a third generation active trustee.
 
Funds raised at Night Visions empower people impacted by vision loss to live with independence and dignity. CVI is the only nonprofit organization in Georgia that provides vision rehabilitation services and support to people of all ages and with all degrees of vision loss – from low vision to total blindness. At CVI, services are never based on a client’s ability to pay. As such, funds raised at Night Visions are crucial to ensure that CVI can help all those in need.  
 
Ticket packages are available, and the more tickets you buy, the more you save! For tickets and additional information, visit cviga.ejoinme.org/NV17 or call 404-602-4279.

For additional information:
Helene Erenberg      T: 404-602-4275    herenberg@cviga.org
Lara Tillery                 T: 404-602-4369    ltillery@cviga.org
Angelene Crosswell  T: 404-260-3560    angelene.crosswell@cohnwolfe.com


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Capital Pathways-Your Road to Business Success
 
The US Black Chambers will be hosting an access to capital, financing and credit counseling workshop for minority small business owners on March 31, from 9:30am-2pm at the Riverside EpiCenter located at 135 Riverside Pkwy, Austell, GA.
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CONTACT: Harrine Freeman PHONE: 202-463-8722
EMAIL: harrine@usblackchambers.org DATE: March 20, 2017

Black Chamber of Commerce Aims to Increase Access to Capital for Atlanta’s Minority Businesses

ATLANTA - On Friday, March 31, the U.S. Black Chambers Community Economic Development Corporation (USBC CEDC) in partnership with the Atlanta Black Chambers will hold a free workshop for minority entrepreneurs on business lending options, credit advice, and referrals to credit service providers.

The workshop will be held at the Riverside EpiCenter, located at 135 Riverside Parkway, in Austell, Georgia. Registration opens at 9:30am and the panel discussions start at 10:00am. Credit counseling and business speed networking will also be available until 2:00pm. Lunch will be provided for attendees.

The Atlanta workshop is the first in a series of 10 workshops led by the USBC CEDC which provides on-going training and development from top lending and credit experts in the field. Participants will learn how to effectively fund and expand their entrepreneurial ventures, and become a part of a network of the nation’s most established entrepreneurs. Presenters include Mr. Bill Cheeks, former Vice President of Consumer Education, Equifax; and representatives from the National Foundation of Credit Counseling, BB&T, ACE Loans, Southwest Georgia United, the Minority Business Development Agency, and SCORE.

“There are 2.6 million black owned businesses and their number one concern is access to capital,” said Ron Busby, Sr., President and CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. “Since 2009, the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. has led the way to ensure that our small businesses are in the best position possible to succeed. Through the Capital Pathways program, we are helping Atlanta’s small businesses explore alternative funding options and receive one-on-one credit counseling, which means a stronger economy and more productive communities.”

The Capital Pathways program is targeted towards diverse business owners who have been in business for at least one year, and have generated at least $100,000 in revenue. The program infuses local partnerships and outreach, highlights home-grown founders and CEOs, and promotes inter-generational connections for collective economic growth and empowerment.

About Capital Pathways: The Capital Pathways program is a series of 10 workshops across the nation funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency’s Broad Agency Announcement, and managed by the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. Community Economic Development Corporation. The USBC CEDC designs, develops and delivers financial education and business improvement programs to underserved communities nationwide. For more information on the Capital Pathways program, please visit www.capitalpathways.co
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Apply for SBA Disaster Assistance Before the March 27 Physical Damage Application Deadline for the Jan. Storms


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) encourages businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to apply for a disaster loan before the March 27, 2017 deadline.  Anyone in the declared counties in Georgia with damages caused by severe storms, tornadoes, high winds and flooding that occurred on Jan. 2 and Jan. 21-22, 2017 should apply for the disaster recovery loan program.



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       
February 24, 2017


CONTACTS:
Megan Whittemore, 202-228-1023
Caroline Vanvick, 202-224-6594
 
 Senator David Perdue Meets With Georgia Vietnam Veterans
 
ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) recently met with members of the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association about business opportunities for veterans returning from combat.
 

















Senator Perdue meets with members of the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association in his Atlanta Office.
 
“Georgia has a large military community, and our veterans and their families deserve the benefits they were promised. I enjoyed meeting with the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association to talk about programs that help veterans transition into the workforce and business world. These programs have room for improvement and should be expanded to reach more of our veterans in need of career assistance. This was a productive meeting and I will continue to work closely with Chairman Isakson and Secretary Shulkin to hold the Department of Veterans Affairs accountable and make it easier for our troops to transition back into civilian life when they come home.”


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SBA Approves Over $5 Million in Disaster Loans


For Hurricane Matthew Survivors in Georgia
ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $5 million in low-interest disaster loans for businesses and residents in Georgia affected by Hurricane Matthew that occurred on Oct. 4-15, 2016.
“Currently, 224 disaster loans have been approved in the amount of $5,385,900 for affected survivors,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta. “We are pleased to get these loans approved so residents in the disaster area can start to rebuild and resume their normal lives. I encourage anyone who has not submitted an SBA disaster loan application to do so as quickly as possible.”
The disaster declaration covers the counties of Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne in Georgia, which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA. Small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in the following adjacent counties are eligible to apply only for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Appling, Brantley, Camden, Candler, Emanuel, Jenkins, Pierce, Screven and Tattnall in Georgia; and Hampton and Jasper in South Carolina.
To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at
www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by downloading the FEMA mobile app. If online or mobile access is unavailable, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free Helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY).
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at
https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can be downloaded from
www.sba.gov/disaster.
Completed applications can be returned to a recovery center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Dec. 16, 2016. The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 17, 2017.
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DISASTER NEWS

Private NonProfit Organizations in Georgia
ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that certain Private NonProfit organizations (PNP)s in Georgia that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available following a Presidential disaster declaration for Public Assistance resulting from damages caused by Hurricane Matthew on
Oct. 4-15, 2016.
PNPs located in the following Georgia counties are eligible to apply: Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Candler, Chatham, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Jenkins, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs and Wayne. Examples of eligible non-critical PNP organizations include, but are not limited to, food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers, schools and colleges.
PNP organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. The interest rate is 2.625 percent with terms up to 30 years. Applicants may be eligible for a loan amount increase up to 20 percent of their physical damages, as verified by the SBA for mitigation purposes. Eligible mitigation improvements may now include a safe room or storm shelter to help protect property and occupants from future damage caused by a similar disaster.
The SBA also offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs, such as ongoing operating expenses to PNP organizations. Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the organization suffered any physical property damage.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded from www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
“PNP organizations are urged to contact their County’s Emergency Manager to obtain information about local briefings. At the meeting, PNP representatives will need to provide information about their organization,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA Field Operations Center East in Atlanta. The information will be submitted to FEMA to determine eligibility for a Public Assistance grant or whether the PNP should be referred to SBA for disaster loan assistance.
The filing deadline to submit applications for physical property damage is Dec. 19, 2016. The deadline to submit economic injury applications is July 20, 2017.
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For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at www.sba.gov/disaster.

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DISASTER NEWS

SBA Opens Hurricane Matthew Business Recovery Center in Georgia

October 21, 2016


ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today the opening of a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Glynn County on Oct. 24, to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 4-15, 2016.
SBA representatives at the Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Glynn County can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and help businesses in completing the SBA application. The Center is located as indicated below and will operate until further notice: Glynn County

 The disaster declaration now covers the counties of Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, McIntosh and Wayne in Georgia, which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA. Small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in the following adjacent counties are eligible to apply only for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Appling, Brantley, Camden, Candler, Emanuel, Evans, Jenkins, Liberty, Long, Pierce, Screven and Tattnall in Georgia; and Hampton and Jasper in South Carolina.
Businesses and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets.

 For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.
Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible up to $40,000 to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed personal property.

Interest rates are as low as 4 percent for businesses and 2.625 percent for nonprofit organizations, and 1.563 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.

Applicants may be eligible for a loan amount increase up to 20 percent of their physical damages, as verified by the SBA for mitigation purposes. Eligible mitigation improvements may now include a safe room or storm shelter to help protect property and occupants from future damage caused by a similar disaster.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by mobile device at m.fema.gov. If online or mobile access is unavailable, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362.

Additional details on the locations of Disaster Recovery Centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.
The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Dec. 16, 2016. The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 17, 2017.
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DISASTER NEWS

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Georgia for Drought
Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration


ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Georgia as a result of the drought that began on July 19, 2016.
This disaster declaration includes the following counties: Columbia, Elbert, Lincoln, McDuffie, Oglethorpe, Taliaferro, Warren and Wilkes in Georgia.
“When the Secretary of Agriculture issues a disaster declaration to help farmers recover from damages and losses to crops, the Small Business Administration issues a declaration to eligible entities affected by the same disaster,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.
Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster. With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers, or ranchers. Nurseries are eligible to apply for economic injury disaster loans for losses caused by drought conditions.
The loan amount can be up to $2 million with interest rates of 2.625 percent for private nonprofit organizations and 4 percent for small businesses, with terms up to 30 years. The SBA determines eligibility based on the size of the applicant, type of activity and its financial resources. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition. These working capital loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can be downloaded from the SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
Completed loan applications must be returned to SBA no later than May 15, 2017.
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DISASTER NEWS
Economic Injury Loans for Small Businesses
SBA Disaster Assistance – Field Operations Center
Release Date: Sept. 12, 2016


SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Georgia Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for July Drought
ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations in Columbia and Richmond counties located in Georgia as a result of the drought that began on July 12, 2016.
“These counties are eligible because they are contiguous to one or more primary counties in South Carolina. The Small Business Administration recognizes that disasters do not usually stop at county or state lines. For that reason, counties adjacent to primary counties named in the declaration are included,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.
Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster. With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers, or ranchers. Nurseries are eligible to apply for economic injury disaster loans for losses caused by drought conditions.
The loan amount can be up to $2 million with interest rates of 2.625 percent for private nonprofit organizations and 4 percent for small businesses, with terms up to 30 years. The SBA determines eligibility based on the size of the applicant, type of activity and its financial resources. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition. These working capital loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can be downloaded from the SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
Completed loan applications must be returned to SBA no later than May 8, 2017.
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SBA Disaster Loan Deadline in Georgia is Sept. 20
There is Still Time to Apply

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations in Georgia of the Sept. 20 deadline to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) as a result of the excessive rain and moisture that began on Aug. 24 2015.    

“Businesses that suffered economic losses as a result of the disaster and want to apply for low-interest loans from the SBA are urged to do so before the deadline,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.  

The SBA’s disaster declaration includes the following counties: Appling, Brantley, Bulloch, Burke, Candler, Emanuel, Glynn, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Laurens, Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen and Wayne in Georgia.

Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster. With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers and ranchers.  

The loans are for working capital and can be up to $2 million with interest rates of 4 percent for eligible small businesses and 2.625 percent for nonprofit organizations, and terms up to 30 years.  The SBA determines eligibility based on the size of the applicant, type of activity and its financial resources.  Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.  These working capital loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred.  The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.  Loan applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov/disaster.  Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

Submit completed loan applications to SBA no later than Sept. 20, 2016.

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For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at www.sba.gov/disaster.




 

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