Disaster Loan Assistance offers Central New Yorkers some relief


NEW YORK STATE (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV) – Following a request to the Small Business Administration (SBA) in the beginning of September, Governor Hochul has announced the approval of a ‘Physical Disaster Declaration’ for Otsego, Oneida, Herkimer, Chenango, Madison, Delaware, Montgomery, and Schoharie Counties.

Damage caused by three severe weather events in the month of July have caused extensive damage to homes and business throughout the Central New York and outlying regions. This emergency declaration will allow eligible New Yorkers in the area to apply for low-interest loans that can be used to rebuild their homes and help their business recover.

“Thanks to the Small Business Administration (SBA), New Yorkers impacted by the severe storms and flash flooding we experienced in several parts of the state in late July are now eligible to apply for disaster relief. I thank Administrator Guzman for her support and encourage those who were victims of these weather events to visit the Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in their respective communities and begin the recovery process.” – New York State Governor Kathy Hochul

A ‘Disaster Loan Outreach Center’ has been set up by the SBA for all eight counties and is available to anyone interested that would like in-person or one-on-one assistance. The location is below: 

Morris Fire Department 117 East Main Street, Morris, NY 13808

The Outreach Center’s hours of operation are as follows:

  • Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Outreach Center will be permanently closed on Friday, September 24, at 4 p.m.

The deadline to return applications for physical property damage is November 8, 2021 and the deadline for economic injury applications is June 9, 2022.

You can visit the Small Business Admisistration’s (SBA) website, call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY/TDD: 1-800-877-8339), or email Email: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information.

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