The Small Business Administration has approved a disaster declaration for parts of Illinois and Missouri affected by August storms and flash flooding, including Clinton and Bond Counties in Illinois.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Friday the declaration means homeowners, renters, and businesses in the St. Louis area will be able to apply for low-interest loans to repair or replace damaged real estate.
The declaration applies to Madison, Jersey, Macoupin, Bond, Clinton and St. Clair counties in Illinois as well as the city of St. Louis and St. Louis and St. Charles counties in Missouri.
Pritzker says the declaration is “a lifeline” that will allow people affected by the storms to get “back on their feet.”
The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is December 9, 2019. The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 10, 2020. Any individual or business needing additional information, or wishing to apply for a loan, should contact the SBA Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoan.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.