US Small Business Administration Reminds Qualifying Pennsylvania Businesses, Homeowners, Renters, and Private Nonprofits of the Jan. 10 Deadline to Submit Disaster Loan Applications for Physical Damage from Hurricane Remains Ida from August 31 to September 5.

Businesses, landlords, tenants, and private non-profit organizations in the Pennsylvania counties of Bedford, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and York are eligible to apply for physical disaster loans and loans in the event of an economic disaster with the SBA. Economic Disaster Loans are only available to small businesses and most private non-profit organizations in the following adjacent counties: Adams, Berks, Blair, Cambria, Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Lancaster , Lehigh, Monroe and Somerset in Pennsylvania; New Castle in Delaware; Allegany, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil and Harford in Maryland; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer and Warren in New Jersey.

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants must register online at or download the FEMA mobile app. If online or mobile access is not available, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Those using 711 relay or video relay services should call 800-621-3362.

Applicants can apply online using the electronic loan application through the SBA secure site and should apply under SBA Statement # 17165, not for the COVID 19 incident.

Businesses and individuals can also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard of hearing) or by sending an email to [email protected] Loan applications can also be downloaded from Completed applications should be mailed to US Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The deadline for returning property damage claims is January 10, 2022. The deadline for returning economic damage claims is June 10, 2022.