The Watseka City Hall will serve as the Small Business Administration's Outreach Center to assist flood victims in Iroquois County.
The Outreach Center is in response to Governor Rauner's announcement that the federal government is extending the SBA help for low-interest loans.
SBA reps will be available at City Hall April 19 thru April 28. Hours are 7:30 am to 4:30 pm weekdays and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm. (closed Sunday) The Center will close at 3 pm Thursday, April 28.
WASHINGTON – Illinois businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding between Dec. 23, 2015 and Jan. 13, 2016, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced today.
Administrator Contreras-Sweet made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Bruce Rauner on March 30, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers Christian and Iroquois counties and the adjacent counties of Ford, Kankakee, Macon, Montgomery, Sangamon, Shelby, and Vermilion in Illinois; and Benton and Newton counties in Indiana.
"The SBA is strongly committed to providing the people of Illinois with the most effective and customer-focused response possible to assist businesses of all sizes, homeowners and renters with federal disaster loans," said Administrator Contreras-Sweet "Getting our businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA."
SBA Customer Service Representatives will be at the Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to issue loan applications, answer questions and help individuals complete their applications.