13 Pa. Ida-affected counties approved for disaster loans


WASHINGTON, (WTAJ) – The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) on Tuesday announced that it has provided more than $ 110 million in disaster relief funds to areas of the country affected by Hurricane Ida.

Small businesses, landlords, tenants, and nonprofits in 49 counties and parishes in Louisiana, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania can apply for disaster loans to help repair damage caused by the hurricane.

The SBA has determined that the following 13 counties in Pennsylvania have been affected and are eligible to apply for loans for physical and economic damage.

  • Main counties (loans for physical damage and economic damage):
    • Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, York.
  • Contiguous counties (loans for economic damage only):
    • Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lehigh, Northampton

Officials from FEMA and PEMA as well as the Bedford County Emergency Management Agency seeking assistance from the state and federal governments visited Bedford County on September 17 to assess the damage and calculate the financial assistance to which residents would be entitled.

The SBA has now approved more than $ 267 billion to help residents recover from natural disasters, including hurricanes, floods and wildfires in all 50 states.

Questions about disaster loans can be emailed to [email protected] or directed to the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955.

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