The U. S. Small Business Administration announced today that due to a steady decrease of activity, the Recovery Centers located in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union counties will cease operations on Feb. 11. The Centers located in Atlantic, Monmouth and Ocean counties will remain open until further notice. However, in observance of Presidents’ Day, the Centers located in Atlantic and Ocean counties will be closed on Friday, Feb. 12 and Monday, Feb. 15; the Monmouth County Center will be closed on Feb. 15 for the holiday.
SBA’s Customer Service Representatives are available at the Centers to answer questions from businesses and residents affected by Superstorm Sandy about the disaster loan program and help survivors complete their applications.
The Center locations and hours of operation are as indicated below:
|Atlantic County||Bergen County|
|City of Atlantic City||Bergen Co. Office of Emergency Management|
|1301 Bacharach Blvd, Room 129||285 Campgaw Road|
|Atlantic City, NJ 08401||Mahwah, NJ 07430|
|Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday||Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday|
|Closed on Friday, Feb. 12 & Monday, Feb. 15||Closing Thursday, Feb. 11|
|Essex County||Hudson County|
|Essex County Hall of Records||Hudson County Plaza Building|
|Business Resource Center, Room 447||257 Cornelison Avenue, Room 2106|
|465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd||Jersey City, NJ 07302|
|Newark, NJ 07102||Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday|
|Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday||Closing Thursday, Feb. 11|
|Closing Thursday, Feb. 11|
|Monmouth County||Ocean County|
|Monmouth Co. Emergency Operations Center||Miller Air Park, Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management|
|Freehold, NJ 07728||101 Airport Road|
|Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday||Bayville, NJ 08721|
|Closed on Monday, Feb. 15 (Presidents Day)||Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday|
|Closed on Friday, Feb. 12 & Monday, Feb. 15|
|Union County Administration Building|
|2nd Floor, Department of Human Services Suite|
|10 Elizabethtown Plaza|
|Elizabeth, NJ 07207|
|Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday|
|Closing Thursday, Feb. 11|
Anyone unable to visit a Center may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
Businesses and individuals may also obtain disaster loan information and application forms by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to email@example.com. Loan applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications can be returned to a center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road,
Fort Worth, TX 76155.
The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Dec. 1, 2016. The deadline to return economic injury applications is Dec. 1, 2016.