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SBA Approves Over $5M in Disaster Loans

PRESS RELEASE // ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $5 million in low-interest disaster loans for businesses and residents in Georgia affected by Hurricane Matthew that occurred on Oct. 4-15, 2016. “Currently, 224 disaster loans have been approved in the amount of $5,385,900 for affected survivors,” said Frank Skaggs, […]

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Stay In Touch With FEMA Via Helpline

PRESS RELEASE // SAVANNAH, GA – Georgia survivors who registered with FEMA for disaster assistance after Hurricane Matthew are encouraged to “stay in touch” to resolve issues, get updates on their applications or provide new information. Survivors can call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 for status updates on their applications or to check whether they […]

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Now Available

PRESS RELEASE // SAVANNAH, GA – Disaster unemployment assistance is available to workers in Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne counties who lost income as a direct result of Hurricane Matthew in Georgia. The purpose of disaster unemployment assistance is to help workers whose primary incomes are lost or interrupted […]

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Free Legal Services for Eligible Hurricane Survivors

PRESS RELEASE // SAVANNAH, GA – Free legal assistance is now available to low-income Georgia disaster survivors who need help with home repair contracts and contractors, counseling on landlord-tenant issues or assistance with life, medical and property insurance claims. Disaster often brings chaos, which can result in disagreements. Legal help is available to survivors in […]

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Jill Griffin (BOC) Recognized for Educational Achievement

PRESS RELEASE // ATLANTA, GA – ACCG, Georgia’s County Association, recently awarded county officials with certificates for completing requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy. Recipients were presented with their achievement certificates during the 2016 Legislative Leadership Conference at the Jekyll Island Convention Center in Glynn County. At this event, Jill Griffin, Evans County Board of […]

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Evans County Declared for Individual Assistance Funding

PRESS RELEASE // ATLANTA, GA – Homeowners, renters and business owners in Evans, Liberty and Long counties may apply for federal disaster assistance for Hurricane Matthew damage and losses in Georgia.  In addition to the three counties now eligible to apply for assistance under FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program, seven counties had already received approval to […]

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Evans County Declared for Public Assistance Funding

PRESS RELEASE // ATLANTA, GA – Nine more Georgia counties are now eligible to apply for FEMA’s Public Assistance funding to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas that sustained damage from Hurricane Matthew. Brantley, Candler, Emanuel, Evans, Jenkins, Long, Pierce, Tattnall and Toombs counties may request funding under the Public Assistance grant program. […]

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SBA Offering Disaster Assistance to Businesses, Residents

PRESS RELEASE // WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Georgia affected by Hurricane Matthew that occurred on Oct. 4 –15, 2016. “The U.S. Small Business Administration is strongly committed to providing the people of Georgia […]