SBA Opens Second Office in Bowling Green, Begins Community Canvass

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Small Business Administration will begin a pilot program here Wednesday, the Whole Community Outreach in which SBA representatives will work to make face-to-face contact with business owners affected by the Dec. 10 tornadoes.

A small percentage of business owners here have applied for assistance through SBA. SBA wants to educate businesses on the low-interest loans available to business owners and identify any impediments to that federal assistance.

SBA representatives will be in Bowling Green through April 29 to help business owners submit loan applications, answer questions about their applications, and provide other assistance to help businesses recover from the storm damage.

SBA has set up an additional temporary office in the second floor conference room of the Kummer/Little Recreation Center. Hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday through April 29. Another SBA Business Recovery Center in Bowling Green remains in operation at the Western Kentucky University Center for Research and Development, 2413 Nashville Road.

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SBA Extends Deadline to March 14 in Kentucky to Submit Physical Disaster
Loan Applications; Business Recovery Centers Closed for Presidents’ Day

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has extended the deadline to for businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters to apply for a physical disaster loan to March 14 in Kentucky. Anyone in the declared Kentucky counties with physical property damage due to the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes on Dec. 10-11, 2021, should apply for an SBA low-interest disaster loan.  In addition, SBA’s Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) will be closed on Monday, Feb. 21, for Presidents’ Day, and will resume normal operations on Tuesday, Feb. 22. 
The disaster declaration covers Barren, Caldwell, Christian, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Taylor, and Warren counties in Kentucky, which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA. Small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in the following adjacent counties are eligible to apply only for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs): Adair, Allen, Boyle, Breckinridge, Butler, Calloway, Carlisle, Casey, Crittenden, Daviess, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hancock, Hardin, Larue, Livingston, McCracken, McLean, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson, Simpson, Todd, Trigg, Washington and Webster in Kentucky; Mississippi and New Madrid in Missouri; and Henry, Lake, Montgomery, Obion, Robertson, Stewart and Weakley in Tennessee.
If you have questions, please contact Sherrod Schuler, Public Affairs Lead for KY 17286, or (571) 459-6601 (cell).
All the best,
Julie Garrett
Public Affairs Specialist
Field Operations Center – East
U.S. Small Business Administration
(404) 331-0333
Cell (404) 895-7345

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