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CITY OF MIDDLETON PH 608.821.8359
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November 5, 2018
As you may have already heard, our state has been granted a Major Disaster Declaration to help people affected by severe weather. If you had flood or storm damage between August 17 and September 14, 2018 – you may qualify for federal disaster assistance. You must register with FEMA first, even if you reported damage by calling 2-1-1, or contacting your county emergency management director – you must now contact FEMA. Here’s how:
• Apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
• Call the registration phone number at 1-800-621-3362. Those who use TTY services should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) should call 1-800-621-3362.
Additionally, Small Business Association (SBA) disaster assistance loans are available to homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations of all sizes that were affected by the disaster. SBA offers disaster assistance loans up to $200,000 to homeowners for the repair or replacement of disaster damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are also eligible to borrow up to $40,000 to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed personal property. Automobiles that were damaged by the disaster are also eligible for disaster assistance loans.
Businesses and private non-profit organizations of any size or type may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets.
For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, the SBA offers the Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disasters. Economic Injury disaster loans are available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.
The disaster loans interest rates are as low as 2.000 % for homeowners and renters, 2.500% for non-profit organizations and 3.675% for businesses and economic injury with terms up to 30 years to repay the disaster loan. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.
Please see below, the SBA Fact Sheet for your review. Please see below for the locations and hours of operation of the SBA Business Recovery Center and the Disaster Recovery Cover Center in Dane County.
Business Recovery Center
740 Regent Street
Madison, WI 53562
Hours of Operations: 8:00 AM to 5:00PM Disaster Recovery Center
2413 Parmenter Street
Middleton, WI 53562
Hours of Operations: 9:00 AM to 6:00PM
Gurdip Brar, Ph.D.
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
FACT SHEET - DISASTER LOANS
WISCONSIN Declaration 15756 & 15757
Incident: SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS, FLOODING, AND LANDSLIDES
Occurring: August 17, 2018 through September 14, 2018
in the Wisconsin counties of: Crawford, Dane, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk and Vernon; for economic injury only in the contiguous Wisconsin counties of: Adams, Columbia, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Rock, Trempealeau and Wood; for economic injury only in the contiguous Iowa counties of: Allamakee and Clayton; and for economic injury only in the contiguous Minnesota counties of: Houston and Winona
Application Filing Deadlines:
Physical Damage: December 17, 2018 Economic Injury: July 18, 2019
If you are located in a declared disaster area, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
What Types of Disaster Loans are Available?
• Business Physical Disaster Loans – Loans to businesses to repair or replace disaster-damaged property owned by the business, including real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery and equipment. Businesses of any size are eligible. Private, non-profit organizations such as charities, churches, private universities, etc., are also eligible.
• Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) – Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.
• Home Disaster Loans – Loans to homeowners or renters to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate and personal property, including automobiles.
What are the Credit Requirements?
• Credit History – Applicants must have a credit history acceptable to SBA.
• Repayment – Applicants must show the ability to repay all loans.
• Collateral – Collateral is required for physical loss loans over $25,000 and all EIDL loans over $25,000. SBA takes real estate as collateral when it is available. SBA will not decline a loan for lack of collateral, but requires you to pledge what is available.
What are the Interest Rates?
By law, the interest rates depend on whether each applicant has Credit Available Elsewhere. An applicant does not have Credit Available Elsewhere when SBA determines the applicant does not have sufficient funds or other resources, or the ability to bo rrow from non-government sources, to provide for its own disaster recovery. An applicant, which SBA determines to have the ability to provide for his or her own recovery is deemed to have Credit Available Elsewhere. Interest rates are fixed for the term of the loan. The interest rates applicable for this disaster are:
Loan Types No Credit Available Elsewhere Credit Available Elsewhere
Home Loans 2.000% 4.000%
Business Loans 3.675% 7.350%
Non-Profit Organizations 2.500% 2.500%
Economic Injury Loans
Loan Types No Credit Available Elsewhere Credit Available Elsewhere
Businesses & Small Agricultural Cooperatives 3.675% N/A
Non-Profit Organizations 2.500% N/A
What are Loan Terms?
The law authorizes loan terms up to a maximum of 30 years. However, the law restricts businesses with credit available elsewhere to a maximum 7-year term. SBA sets the installment payment amount and corresponding maturity based upon each borrower’s ability to repay.
What are the Loan Amount Limits?
• Business Loans – The law limits business loans to $2,000,000 for the repair or replacement of real estate, inventories, machinery, equipment and all other physical losses. Subject to this maximum, loan amounts cannot exceed the verified uninsured disaster loss.
• Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) – The law limits EIDLs to $2,000,000 for alleviating economic injury caused by the disaster. The actual amount of each loan is limited to the economic injury determined by SBA, less business interruption insurance and other recoveries up to the administrative lending limit. EIDL assistance is available only to entities and their owners who cannot provide for their own recovery from non-government sources, as determined by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
• Business Loan Ceiling – The $2,000,000 statutory limit for business loans applies to the combination of physical, economic injury, mitigation and refinancing, and applies to all disaster loans to a business and its affiliates for each disaster. If a business is a major source of employment, SBA has the authority to waive the $2,000,000 statutory limit.
• Home Loans – SBA regulations limit home loans to $200,000 for the repair or replacement of real estate and $40,000 to repair or replace personal property. Subject to these maximums, loan amounts cannot exceed the verified uninsured disaster loss.
What Restrictions are there on Loan Eligibility?
• Uninsured Losses – Only uninsured or otherwise uncompensated disaster losses are eligible. Any insurance proceeds which are required to be applied against outstanding mortgages are not available to fund disaster repairs and do not reduce loan eligibility. However, any insurance proceeds voluntarily applied to any outstanding mortgages do reduce loan eligibility.
• Ineligible Property – Secondary homes, personal pleasure boats, airplanes, recreational vehicles and similar property are not eligible, unless used for business purposes. Property such as antiques and collections are eligible only to the extent of their functional value. Amounts for landscaping, swimming pools, etc., are limited.
• Noncompliance – Applicants who have not complied with the terms of previous SBA loans may not be eligible. This includes borrowers who did not maintain flood and/or hazard insurance on previous SBA loans.
Note: Loan applicants should check with agencies / organizations administering any grant or other assistance program under this declaration to determine how an approval of SBA disaster loan might affect their eligibility.
Is There Help with Funding Mitigation Improvements?
If your loan application is approved, you may be eligible for additional funds to cover the cost of improvements that will pr otect your property against future damage. Examples of improvements include retaining walls, seawalls, sump pumps, etc. Mitigation loan money would be in addition to the amount of the approved loan, but may not exceed 20 percent of total amount of physical damage to real property, including leasehold improvements, and personal property as verified by SBA to a maximum of $200,000 for home loans. It is not necessary for the description of improvements and cost estimates to be submitted with the application. SBA approval of t he mitigating measures will be required before any loan increase.
Is There Help Available for Refinancing?
• SBA can refinance all or part of prior mortgages that are evidenced by a recorded lien, when the applicant (1) does not have credit available elsewhere, (2) has suffered substantial uncompensated disaster damage (40 percent or more of the value of the property or 50% or more of the value of the structure), and (3) intends to repair the damage.
• Businesses – Business owners may be eligible for the refinancing of existing mortgages or liens on real estate, machinery and equipment, up to the amount of the loan for the repair or replacement of real estate, machinery, and equipment.
• Homes – Homeowners may be eligible for the refinancing of existing liens or mortgages on homes, up to the amount of the loan for real estate repair or replacement.
What if I Decide to Relocate?
You may use your SBA disaster loan to relocate. The amount of the relocation loan depends on whether you relocate voluntaril y or involuntarily. If you are interested in relocation, an SBA representative can provide you with more details on your specific situation.
Are There Insurance Requirements for Loans?
To protect each borrower and the Agency, SBA may require you to obtain and maintain appropriate insurance. By law, borrowers whose damaged or collateral property is located in a special flood hazard area must purchase and maintain flood insurance. SBA requires that flood insurance coverage be the lesser of 1) the total of the disaster loan, 2) the insurable value of the property, or 3) the maximum insurance available.
Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email email@example.com for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
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