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Nashville bombing victims can apply for federal disaster loans

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Posted at 9:04 AM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 10:11:40-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Business owners and residents impacted by the Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville can apply for federal disaster loans.

Gov. Bill Lee’s office announced Friday that the U.S. Small Business Administration will make its disaster loan program available in Davidson County for eligible applicants. The SBA declaration also makes loans available in Cheatham, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties.

"We are pleased the SBA will be able to help those who had their lives turned upside down Christmas morning,” Gov. Lee said. “We will continue with every effort available in our support of Nashville’s recovery efforts.”

According to a release, loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is March 29, 2021. The deadline to return economic injury applications is Oct. 28, 2021.

Customer support representatives are also available to help applicants complete the online application by calling (800) 659-2955. You can request information on the SBA disaster loan program by emailing FOCE-Help@sba.gov.

Click here to read more about which loans are available, information on interest rates and credit requirements.