U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Resources Available For Columbia County

The U. S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance offers low interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations to repair or replace real estate, personal property, machinery & equipment, inventory and business assets damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster.  Applications may be submitted online. The deadline to file for physical damages is Dec. 24, 2018.  See the fact sheet for additional details, and for questions or more information, the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955.

The Columbia Montour Chamber is also offering special bridge loans of up to $10,000 at a 3% fixed interest rate to members impacted by this summer’s flooding. Please see the full guidelines and application for this program, and questions can be directed to Chamber president Fred Gaffney at 570-784-2522 or by email