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The Small Business Administration announced today that the Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Danville will remain open for another week to assist businesses and residents affected by Tropical Storm Michael from Oct. 10 to Oct. 15.
The center is located at 515 Main St. The hours of operation are as follows:
At the center, the SBA’s customer service representatives are on hand to answer questions about the disaster loan program and to assist in completion of applications. The program assists businesses of all sizes, homeowners and renters with federal disaster loans.
The SBA disaster loan program is separate from disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In order for homeowners or public entities affected by Tropical Storm Michael to obtain financial assistance from FEMA, the president must sign a federal disaster declaration, and that hasn’t happened yet.
The SBA opened outreach centers last week in Danville and Salem. In addition to the two cities, the centers serve the adjacent counties of Pittsylvania, Roanoke and Roanoke City in Virginia; and Caswell in North Carolina.
The center in Salem, however, is closing Tuesday, Nov. 20.
In a news release last week, the SBA provided the following information: