Jul 24

SBA Disaster Declaration 16047 & 16048

IMPORTANT NOTE From Donnie Swope, Planning Manager, Berks County Department of Emergency Services

 The below information is related to losses suffered during the storms June 20 and 21, 2019.  It does not relate to losses suffered on any other dates.  Efforts are still underway with regard to those storm events.

 Berks County received a Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Declaration for, Flash Flooding on June 20 & 21, 2019. A Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) will be established at the Township of Spring Fire Department (location and hours of operation below) for residents affected during this period. Residents can sit down with loan experts to discuss loan options and complete an application if desired. Also, for persons not desiring face to face contact with SBA representatives, applications can be completed online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela (click on “Apply Online”).   Also, at the same link, applications (click on “Loan Information”) can be downloaded and printed for completion at home.  Completed applications can be dropped off at the DLOC or mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155


Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339.


Attached is a U.S. SBA Fact Sheet to answer questions that you may be ask or may have.
SBA Fact Sheet


Disaster Loan Outreach Center: Berks County

Location:              Township of Spring Fire Department

Address:              2301 Monroe Avenue

                               Reading, PA 19609


Dates/Hours of Operation

Opening Date: Thursday, 7/25/2019 11:00am to 6:00pm

                           Friday, 7/26/2019 9:00am – 6:00pm

                           Saturday, 7/27/2019 10:00am to 2:00pm

                           Closed Sunday

                           Monday – Wed 7/29-31/2019 9:00am – 6:00pm

Closing Date:   Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:00am – 4:00pm