SBA to Open Business Recovery Center on St. Croix on Nov. 6

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the opening of a Business Recovery Center (BRC) on St. Croix on Monday, Nov. 6, to help businesses impacted by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

SBA representatives at the center can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and assist businesses in completing the SBA application. The center will be located as indicated below and will operate until further notice.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

4100 Sion Farm Shopping Center, Suite 16

Christiansted, St. Croix USVI 00820

Opens Monday, Nov. 6

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday

Closed Sundays

“The SBA is committed to facilitating economic recovery in this disaster. We want area businesses to have a resource where they can meet individually with SBA representatives and find out how a low-interest disaster loan can help them recover,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.

The SBA offers low-interest, long-term disaster loans for physical damage and working capital. To be considered for this assistance, survivors need to apply by the deadline.

Additional information on the disaster loan program may be obtained by calling SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at

Loan applications can be downloaded from Completed applications should be returned to a recovery center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The filing deadline to submit applications for physical property damage is Dec. 18, 2017, for Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. The deadline for economic injury applications is June 7, 2018, for Hurricane Irma and June 20, 2018, for Hurricane Maria.

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