SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Tennessee affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding on March 3, 2020:
“The U.S. Small Business Administration is strongly committed to providing Tennessee residents with the most effective response possible to assist businesses, homeowners and renters with federal disaster loans. Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority.”
The disaster declaration covers Davidson, Putnam and Wilson counties in Tennessee which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA. Small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in the following adjacent counties are eligible to apply only for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Cannon, Cheatham, Cumberland, Dekalb, Fentress, Jackson, Overton, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, White and Williamson in Tennessee.
SBA will open a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Davidson County on Monday, March 9 to help businesses apply. SBA representatives at the Center can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and assist businesses in completing the SBA application. The Center is located as indicated below and will operate until further notice:
2708 Jefferson Street
Nashville, TN 37208
Opens: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 9 a.m.
Hours: Weekdays, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closed: Saturdays and Sundays