Friday, May 9, 2014
Oklahoma City – Governor Mary Fallin announced today the availability of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans for those impacted by the severe storms and tornado that occurred April 28 in Quapaw.
The SBA disaster declaration covers Ottawa and Craig counties as well as neighboring counties in Kansas and Missouri.
The SBA disaster loans are available for renters, homeowners, business owners and private, non-profits to repair or replace any real estate or personal property damaged by the storm which was not covered by insurance. The loan program is also available to assist businesses that sustained economic injury due to the storm.
A Disaster Loan Outreach Center is now open at the Robert Whitebird Cultural Center at 905 Whitebird Street in Quapaw. SBA officials will be on-hand to assist individuals in completing applications, explain the process and answer questions. The Outreach Center will be open Mondays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Applicants may apply online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela or by calling (800) 659-2955.