Government and Politics
November 18, 2022From: Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt
Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Granted for McCurtain County
Governor Kevin Stitt announced today that McCurtain County has been granted disaster assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a result of tornado and storm damage that occurred on November 4.
“While the destruction left in the wake of this storm is devastating, Oklahomans are resilient and together we can build back this community,” said Governor Stitt. “I’m glad that the SBA disaster assistance will provide some much-needed relief to the families and businesses in McCurtain County.”
The designation provides SBA low interest disaster loans for renters, homeowners, business owners and private, non-profits to repair or replace any property damaged by the storm which was not covered by insurance or other assistance programs. The loan program is also available to assist businesses that sustained economic injury due to the storm.
Under SBA rules, the assistance is also available for residents and business owners in the contiguous counties of Choctaw, Pushmataha, and Le Flore. Bryan County is also eligible for the SBA programs as part of a declaration approval for Lamar County, Texas.
The governor requested the SBA assistance on Tuesday, November 15 after damage assessments in McCurtain County found 82 homes and seven businesses sustained major damage from the storms and 164 homes with minor damage.
Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information, and download applications at disasterloanassistance.sba.gov. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email email@example.com for more information on SBA disaster assistance.