TLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is reminding private nonprofit organizations (PNPs) that Dec. 12 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Virginia for economic losses caused by the severe winter storm and snowstorm on Jan. 2-3, 2022.

PNPs located in the following Virginia counties are eligible to apply: Albemarle, Amelia, Appomattox,

Bedford, Buckingham, Caroline, Charlotte, Culpeper, Cumberland, Essex, Fauquier, Fluvanna,

Fredericksburg City, Goochland, Greene, Hanover, King George, King William, Louisa, Madison, Nelson,

Orange, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Westmoreland.

Examples of eligible non-critical PNP organizations include, but are not limited to, food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers, schools and colleges.

The SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help eligible non-critical PNP organizations meet their working capital needs such as ongoing operating expenses. Loan amounts can be up to $2 million with an interest rate of 1.875 percent and terms up to 30 years. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the organization suffered any physical property damage. The SBA sets loan amounts and terms based on each applicant’s financial condition.

To be considered for this assistance, PNPs need to apply by the deadline. Applicants may apply online at DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/ela/s under SBA declaration # 17369.

Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer

Service Center at 800-659-2955 (If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial

7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services), or by sending an email to

DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov. Loan applications can be downloaded from the SBA’s website at sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The deadline to submit economic injury applications is Dec. 12, 2022.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the

SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.