SBA Business Recovery Centers in Florida Closing; Last Days to Meet With Representatives

SBA Business Recovery Centers in Florida Closing; Last Days to Meet With Representatives

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that the Business Recovery Centers (BRC) in St. Johns and Volusia counties, Florida will close permanently on Thursday, December 22,2016.

Businesses, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters with uninsured physical losses due to Hurricane Matthew are encouraged to visit the Business Recovery Centers before they close. SBA representatives at the Centers can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and help survivors complete the SBA application. The Centers are located as indicated below.


SBA Business Recovery Centers
St. Johns County                         Volusia County
St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Florida Department of Health – Volusia County
1 News Place, Suite C 1845 Holsonback Dr.
St. Augustine, FL 32086 Daytona Beach, FL 32117

Days:   Tue, Wed and Thu, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.                 Days:      Tue and Wed, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.;

Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closing: Thursday, Dec. 22 at 5 p.m.                           Closing:  Thursday, Dec. 22 at 5pm

Applicants may be eligible for a loan amount increase up to 20 percent of their physical damages, as verified by the SBA for mitigation purposes, including a safe room or storm shelter.

Additional information on the disaster loan program may be obtained by calling 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 Loan applications can be downloaded from Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Dec. 16, 2016.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 17, 2017.



For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at

About Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce

The Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based association of businesses, professional leaders and individuals working together to sustain a favorable business climate that enables existing and new businesses to prosper. The Chamber will provide leadership that aggressively promotes responsible economic growth, employment opportunities, responsible government, excellence in education and quality of life.

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