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SBA Business Recovery Centers

The U.S. Small Business Administration has Business Recovery Centers open to assist businesses affected by Hurricane Florence. Review resources for small business applicants interested in starting the business recovery process. 

SBA representatives at the Centers can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and assist businesses in completing the SBA application.Centers are located at these locations:

County Location Address City Hours of Operation
Bladen Powell-Melvin Agricultural Service Center 450 Smith Circle Elizabethtown Mon - Sat, 8 am - 5 pm
Carteret Sound Bank 5039 Executive Drive Morehead City

Mon - Thurs, 9am - 5 pm
Fri, 9am - 6pm

Craven Centenary United Methodist Church, Education Bldg 309 New Street New Bern Mon - Sat, 8 am - 5 pm
Cumberland Department of Social Services 1225 Ramsey St. Fayetteville Mon - Sat, 9 am - 6 pm
Johnston Riverwalk Office Suites 101 East Market St, Unit 2C Smithfield Mon - Sat, 8 am - 5 pm
New Hanover Wilmington Chamber of Commerce 1 Estelle Lee Place Wilmington Mon - Sat, 8 am - 5 pm
Onslow   234 NW Corridor Blvd, Room 107 Jacksonville Mon - Fri., 8 am - 5 pm
Pitt SBTDC Regional Service Center at ECU 300 East First St, Willis Building Greenville Mon - Sat, 8 am - 5 pm
Robeson Robeson Community College Workforce Development Center 5160 Fayetteville Road Lumberton Mon - Sat, 8 am - 5 pm

The SBA offers low-interest, long-term disaster loans for physical damage and working capital.

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

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or download the FEMA mobile app.  If online or mobile access is unavailable, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362.

Additional details on the locations of Disaster Recovery Centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Nov. 13, 2018.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 14, 2019. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.