SBA Opens Business Recovery Centers in New Jersey on Nov. 14

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced the opening of several Business Recovery Centers in New Jersey. These centers will open on Nov. 14 to provide one-on-one help to business owners seeking disaster assistance for losses caused by Hurricane Sandy. SBA’s customer service representatives are on-hand at the centers to answer questions about the disaster loan program and assist business owners in completing their applications.

The centers are open as indicated below, until further notice:

Atlantic County
Richard Stockton College
Small Business Development Center
35 South Martin Luther King Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Cape May County
Cape May County Chamber of Commerce
13 Crest Haven Road
Cape May, NJ 08210
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Passiac County
William Paterson University
Small Business Development Center
131 Ellison Street
Paterson, NJ 07505
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Union County
Kean University – SBDC
Business One-Stop Service – The Incubator
320 Park Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at

Additional details on the locations of Disaster Recovery Centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to Loan applications can be downloaded from Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is December 31, 2012. The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 31, 2013.

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