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HIRE funds exhausted; SBA Disaster Loans available

Compiled by NetWork Kansas

NetWork Kansas staff worked through the weekend processing more than 1,000 applications and have made notifications to applicants. For those who applied who have not received notification, NetWork Kansas is asking people to check spam folders then email info@networkkansas.com to inquire about their application status. 

Though HIRE loan program funding is exhausted, the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Kansas small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn more about this program by visiting 
https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

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. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155.

The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is Dec. 21, 2020.