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Multiple counties can access a virtual rehabilitation center opened by the Small Business Association



Little Rock, Arkansas – The Small Business Association (SBA) has provided support in the form of virtual recovery centers to help and protect enterprises that may now be susceptible or unusable following the severe storms and tornado occurrence on May 8.

Governor Huckabee’s June 19 request for the administration’s assistance prompted the SBA to designate a new disaster that will affect the counties of Garland, Hot Springs, Montgomery, Perry, Saline, and Yell.

“SBA’s mission-driven team stands ready to help Arkansas’s small businesses and residents impacted by severe storms and tornadoes,” SBA Administrator, Isabella Casillas Guzman, said. “We’re committed to providing federal disaster loans swiftly and efficiently, with a customer-centric approach to help businesses and communities recover and rebuild.”

In order to provide business owners with individualized support, the Small Business Administration today opened a Virtual Business Recovery Center.

Open and manned by customer service representatives to address inquiries on the SBA’s disaster loan program is a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center designed to assist homeowners and renters.

Employees will be on hand to help applicants complete their electronic loan applications and to walk them through the application process.

“Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters whose property was damaged or destroyed by this disaster,” said Francisco Sanchez Jr., associate administrator for the Office of Disaster Recovery and Resilience at the Small Business Administration.


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