SBA Business Recovery Centers

Small Business Administration logoThe U.S. Small Business Administration has Business Recovery Centers open to assist businesses affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Centers are located at these locations:

Pitt County
Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) Regional Service Center
East Carolina University Willis Building
300 E. 1st Street
Greenville, NC   27858
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed Sundays

Cumberland County
Small Business & Technology Development Center at Fayetteville State University
Small Business and Economics Building, Suite 306, Rooms A & D
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.   Closed on Sundays    

Robeson County
Robeson Community College Workforce Center
5160 Fayetteville Rd.
Lumberton, North Carolina 28358
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Closed Sundays  

The disaster declaration now covers the counties of Anson, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chatham, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Moore, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Wake, Washington, Wayne and Wilson in North Carolina, 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 and independent cities are eligible to apply only for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Alamance, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Montgomery, New Hanover, Orange, Pamlico, Randolph, Stanly, Union and Warren in North Carolina; Chesterfield, Dillon, Horry and Marlboro in South Carolina; Brunswick, Chesapeake City, Greensville, Southampton, Suffolk City and Virginia Beach City in Virginia.

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

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at 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

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Dec. 9, 2016.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 10, 2017.