Workers from a federal agency will be on hand through early next month to help people impacted by flooding. Starting tomorrow, the US Small Business Administration will open four Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Illinois.
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency says homeowners and business owners can get help applying for low interest, long-term loans for recovering from record flooding along the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.
Last week, the SBA issued a disaster declaration for Rock Island, Stephenson, Jersey, and Alexander counties, plus Henry, Mercer, Whiteside, Carroll, and Jo Daviess.
The SBA's Disaster Loan Outreach Center in the Quad Cities area will be located at the Red Cross on River Drive in Moline.
Thursday's hours will be 11 am until 6 pm. Friday, it'll be open from 9 am until 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am until 2 pm.
Then next week, the loan center will be open Monday through Wednesday, from 9 am until 6 pm.
It'll also be open December 2-4, 9 am until 6 pm except on Thursday, December 5th, when it'll close at 4 pm.
Another loan center will be open the same hours in Freeport at Highland Community College. The other two will be located in Grafton and McClure.
The deadline to apply for property damage has been pushed back to January 13th. And for economic injury applications, the filing deadline is August 14th, 2020. More information is available HERE. And the SBA press release is below.