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This means there are now a variety of loans available for businesses and residents who experienced physical damages or economic injury as a result of civil unrest in these areas. Loans available are:
Businesses can access additional information here and apply for loans online here.
SBA has also opened a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center (VDLOC) with virtual customer support representatives to assist applicants with completing the online application.
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. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call 800-877-8339.
Additionally, we always encourage our Illinois small businesses to reach out to our business advisors at our Illinois Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs). They are available to assist small businesses with the loan application process. Businesses can locate their nearest Small Business Development Center here.
Lastly, for counties outside of those noted above: DCEO continues to seek declarations for additional counties in Illinois impacted by civil unrest. In order to do so, we need to obtain information from businesses who experienced an impact in these counties through this form. If you are in a county that was not noted above and are aware of an impact in your area, please ask businesses to fill out the form. To be eligible for an SBA declaration, at least 25 homes and/or businesses in a county must sustain major, uninsured losses of 40 percent or more.