Congressman Gonzalez announces $10 million in disaster assistance loans from SBA

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced more than $10 million in federal disaster loans for South Texas businesses and residents impacted by severe storms and flooding that occurred between June 24 and 25 and were approved by the Small Business Administration. The deadline to register for federal assistance is Monday, Sept. 16.

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. The SBA can provide economic injury assistance, available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage, and lend additional funds to help businesses and residents with the cost of making improvements that protect property from the same type of damage in the future.

“The federal government is here to assist those in Hidalgo, Willacy and Cameron Counties who sustained damages to their homes and businesses during the devastating flood that caused serious damage to homes and businesses in June,” Congressman Gonzalez said. “Deadlines to register for this aid are fast approaching and I encourage all who can to take advantage of these resources.”

The SBA provides assistance to applicants at the following locations on the days and times indicated. No appointment is necessary.

Cameron County Disaster Recovery Center

La Feria Safe Room
1001 Pancho Maples Drive
La Feria, TX  78559
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Hidalgo County Disaster Recovery Center

La Villa Youth Center
302 West Second St.
La Villa, TX  78562
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Willacy County Disaster Recovery Center

Community County Safe Room
10804 Business 77
Raymondville, TX  78580
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Applicants may apply, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela . Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information.