SBA to Close Some Recovery Centers in New Jersey; Last Chance for One-On-One Assistance

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

300 Halls Mill Road

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  
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 disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.  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.