Catoosa County is listed as a contiguous county in the TN 16429 disaster declaration. This means any small business, non-profit organization, or small agricultural cooperative impacted by the April 12-13 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding, are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). Businesses do not need to have had physical damage to apply. Perhaps their customers were impacted or some of their employees could not get to work. If they had financial losses due to the storm, we encourage them to consider an EIDL to tide them over through the recovery period.

 

Program highlights:

  • The interest rate for a small business is 3.75 percent; 2.75 percent for non-profit organizations.

  • Terms are up to 30 years to keep payments affordable.

  • The first payment is not due until 5 months from the date the closing documents are signed.

  • There is no collateral required on loans of $25,000 or less.

  • There are no closing costs and no prepayment penalty.

People can apply online at:

 

https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

 

Download paper documents here to see the application before you apply:

 

https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/PaperForms

 

For virtual assistance with your application for a storm EIDL, call any of the following numbers between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Time:

  • (571) 522-1925

  • (571) 422-6016

  • (4040 909-1535

People can also email for assistance to FOCE-Help@sba.gov

3/12/2020
Catoosa County Government shares your concern about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and we continue to monitor developments and work proactively to mitigate any possible future impacts. While there are no confirmed cases in Catoosa County, we are taking an "all hands on deck" approach with our community and state partners. 
A well-developed and coordinated pandemic plan is in place that engages county and city agencies, first responders, health care providers, Catoosa County Public Schools, state agencies and local businesses. We are meeting regularly with our community partners and are prepared to act quickly upon recommendations from the Georgia Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others. 
In the meantime, please consider taking a neighborly approach in the event you are asked to prepare your family for any disruptions to work, school or every day life. This can include checking on neighbors who are alone, infirm or elderly and offering to run errands for groceries, medicine and household supplies if needed. Parents can plan for relatives and friends to help take care of their children if schools are closed, or offer others to help with their children while their parents are at work. 
All of us in Catoosa County Government strive to maintain a great quality of life in our community. That includes helping you stay informed and prepared in the event of community impacts. For the latest information about the coronavirus, please visit these sites: 
•    Georgia Department of Public Health:
     
https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus

•    Centers for Disease Control & Prevention:
     
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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