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Disaster Relief Agencies

VOAD Illinois
618-499-2215
voadillinois@gmail.com

Central Illinois Agency on Aging
309-674-2071
mforrest@ciaoa.net

DHS Call Center
309-671-8100
Vicki.egli@illinois.gov

Salvation Army
309-655-7272
Sam.amick@usc.salvationarmy.org

Illinois Department of Insurance
217-785-1680
24 hr Consumer Assistance:  866-445-5364
robert.rapp@illinois.gov

American Red Cross
844-319-6560
Joyce.wilson2@redcross.org

Pritzker Administration Announces Federal SBA Assistance

Low interest, long-term Small Business Administration loans available to those impacted by recent flash flooding

SPRINGFIELD – Governor JB Pritzker today announced the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved the state’s request for federal assistance to help Illinois residents recently impacted by flash flooding. The declaration stems from a July 15 storm that dumped at least eight inches of rain within a three-hour time period on the Woodford County town of Roanoak. The approved SBA disaster declaration makes low-interest loans available to eligible homeowners, renters, non-profits and businesses in Woodford, La Salle, Livingston, Peoria, Tazewell, McLean and Marshall counties. 

To be eligible for an SBA declaration, at least 25 homes and/or businesses in a county must sustain major, uninsured losses of 40-percent or more.  A recent damage assessment in Woodford County identified at least 41 homes and 4 businesses sustained major damages and uninsured losses.  Another 45 homes and 6 businesses in Woodford County sustained minor damage. The damage assessment estimates more than $1.3 million in damages due to this event.

What Types of Disaster Loans are Available? 

Business Physical Disaster Loans – Loans to businesses to repair or replace disaster-damaged property owned by the business, including real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery and equipment. Businesses of any size are eligible. Private, non-profit organizations such as charities, churches, private universities, etc., are also eligible.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans – Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.

Home Disaster Loans – Loans to homeowners or renters to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate and personal property, including automobiles.

In order to accommodate with the coronavirus health guidance, a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) will be established to provide additional information and loan assistance.  Applicants can also receive one-on-one assistance via phone, skype, and webinars.  Virtual customer support representatives can help applicants complete their applications and answer questions related to the application process.

Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Online: DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov
Phone: 571-422-7312 or 470-363-6079
Email: FOCE-Help@sba.gov
Open: Monday – Friday
Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is October 19, 2020.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is May 19, 2021.  Any individual or business needing additional information should contact the SBA Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955.

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

Loan applications can also be downloaded from www.sba.gov/disaster.

Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.