SBA to Close Two Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in V.I. During Carnival Holiday; Frederiksted Office Relocates

U.S. Small Business Administration

The Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) at Tutu Park Mall and Nisky Center on St. Thomas will close in observance of Carnival, according to a press release from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Additionally, the center in Frederiksted, St. Croix, has relocated from Rotary Club West to the Plaza East in Christiansted. 

SBA representatives at the centers can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and help survivors complete their SBA application.  Their locations and hours of operation are below.

SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOC): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday; closed Sundays.

St. John: Legislature of the Virgin Islands, St. John Annex, 1D Estate, Cruz Bay, St. John, VI 00830

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St. Thomas: Tutu Park Mall, 4605 Tutu Park Mall, Suite 233, Anna’s Retreat, St. Thomas, VI 00802 (closed on Saturday, April 28)

St. Croix: Small Business Development Center, University of the Virgin Islands, 8000 Nisky Center, Suite 720, St. Thomas, VI 00802

“SBA representatives remain in the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist survivors with their recovery from last year’s hurricanes.  SBA disaster loans are an affordable way for businesses and residents to rebuild and resume their normal lives as quickly as possible,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.

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 [email protected]

Loan applications can be downloaded from sba.gov.  Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoan.sba.gov.

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.

For more information about SBA recovery assistance, visit sba.gov/disaster.

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