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Federal Assistance Available for Those Affected by April 15 Tornado

Post Date:05/09/2018 4:00 PM

Disaster relief for those affected by the April 15 tornado that touched down in Greensboro will come in the way of federal grants and loans from the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Applicants may apply online for SBA disaster loans using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via its secure website at

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at or download the FEMA mobile app. If online or mobile access is unavailable, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711- Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362.

Applicants will need the following information to apply:

  • Social Security number
  • Address and zip code of the damaged property
  • Current mailing address
  • Current daytime telephone number
  • Private insurance information, if available.

    By registering for federal assistance on residents can:

  • Look up your address to find out if it is in a disaster area declared for Individual Assistance
  • Check the status of your application and get updates
  • Upload documents to support your application.

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

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is July 9. The deadline to return economic injury applications is February 8, 2019.