Congressman Bob Filner Applauds SBA for Offering Disaster Assistance to Imperial County

Washington, DC – In response to Congressman Bob Filner’s request, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster declaration for Imperial County and is now in the process of offering low-interest Federal disaster loans to residents and business owners affected by the recent earthquake.

“I am grateful that SBA Administrator Karen Mills has acted in a timely manner to issue the disaster declaration,” said Filner.  “Through these disaster loans, we can begin to put our homes, businesses, and our lives back together.  I will continue to make sure our communities get all the assistance they need!”

Beginning April 22 at 10am, SBA customer service representatives will be on hand at the following Disaster Loan Outreach Center and Local Assistance Center:

Calexico                                                          El Centro

Disaster Loan Outreach Center             Local Assistance Center

Calexico City Hall                                             Central Baptist Church

608 Heber Avenue                                           1290 South Imperial Avenue

(Mondays through Fridays 8am-5pm)   (Mondays through Fridays 10am-7pm)

(Will be closed Friday, April 30 only)    (Saturdays, 9am-2pm)

Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate.  Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.

Businesses of any size and private, non-profit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate and other business assets.

Disaster loan information and application forms are available from SBA’s Customer Service Center by calling SBA toll-free at (800) 659-2955, emailing or visiting SBA’s website at

The filing deadline to return applications for property damage is June 21, 2010.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is January 21, 2011.


Thank you Bob Filner.It’s a shame we did not get the “Change” we voted for. NOT EVEN A VISIT!