Low interest federal disaster loans for Alaskans

talkeetnafloodmeetingMAT-SU—If your home or business was damaged by the September federal flood disaster in the MAT-SU Borough, here's an avenue for a low interest loan to fund repairs. The US Small Business Administration is offering loans up to $200,000 for homeowners to repair or replace damaged real estate, and up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged personal property. Businesses may borrow up to $2 million. Interest rates can be as low as 1.688 for homeowners, renters, 3 percent for nonprofits, and 4 percent for businesses.

LEARN MORE IN PERSON at 3 locations in the MAT-SU in January.





Jan. 4 through Jan. 6 
9 am to 6 pm
Willow Community Center
Mile 69 Parks Highway



Jan. 7 through Jan. 9

9 am to 6 pm

Cottonwood Public Safety Building

680 N. Seward Meridian Parkway




Jan. 10, 1 pm to 6 pm

Jan. 11 and Jan. 12, 9 am to 6 pm

USSI, Inc.

16463 Helena Ave


Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure Web site at  https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Disaster loan information and application forms are also available from SBA’s Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955, e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visiting SBA’s Web site at  http://www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339.

The filing deadline to return applications for property damage is February 18, 2013.

The deadline to return economic injury applications is September 18, 2013.

SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following the denial on December 6 of the State’s request for individual assistance for a major disaster declaration.

Reporters call Richard Jenkins (916)735-1500 with the US Small Business Administration or download his press release for more information here.

Small Business Administration Factsheet 

Small Business Administration Press release

Photo: Talkeetna residents listen to updates from officials during the 2012 flood disaster. Patty Sullivan/MSB.




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