FREMONT – Yesterday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that it would close all of it’s Disaster Resource Centers in Nebraska effective Friday, May 17th, 2019. However, two of these DRC locations will still be utilized by another government agency to assist flood survivors with their government loans.
The Disaster Recovery Centers in Fremont and Bellevue will be reopened on Monday, May 20th as Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOC) operated by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA.) The Dodge County DLOC will actually relocate from the current setup and reopen in the Fremont City Auditorium’s Community Room (925 N Broad Street) and will be open Monday through Friday, 9AM to 6PM.
SBA customer service representatives will be available at the center to meet individually with businesses, homeowners and renters to answer their questions about disaster loans, explain the various SBA loan programs, help with applications and to close approved loans.
Businesses of all sizes and nonprofits can borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged business assets. The SBA also lends funds to businesses and individuals to help with the cost of making improvements to prevent or minimize future disaster damage. The SBA also offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by lost profits during the disaster. Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to businesses regardless of whether or not they suffered any physical property damage.
The SBA also offers disaster loans of up to $200,000 for homeowners to repair or replace their destroyed primary residence. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.
Applicants may apply online at sba.gov/disaster