Deadline to Apply for Physical Disaster Loans is Nov. 19

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reminds Alabama residents and businesses that Nov. 19 is the deadline to apply for physical disaster loans to assist with damages due to Hurricane Sally, on Sept. 14-16, 2020. The SBA also announced that due to a steady decrease in activity, the Business Recovery Center in Gulf Shores, Alabama will cease operations on Thursday, Nov. 19.

“I encourage anyone who has not completed their disaster loan application to visit the center before the closing to meet with a Customer Service Representative for one-on-one assistance,” said Michael Lampton, acting director of Disaster Field Operations Center East.

SBA’s Customer Service Representatives continue to operate at the temporary location to answer program questions, assist in completing the SBA application and help with the reconsideration process. The Center is located and open as indicated below.

Baldwin County Business Recovery Center
Gulf Shores Activity Center
260 Clubhouse Drive
Gulf Shores, AL 36543
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CT)
Closing: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at 8 p.m.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at
Additional details on the Business Recovery Center, requests for loan applications and information on 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 e-mail to
The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Nov. 19, 2020. The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 21, 2021.