County & Regional Resources for Ida Storm Damage

Posted on Monday September 20, 2021
Small Business Administration and Montgomery County Resources

Montgomery County and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) that will provide information, assistance, and help for Montgomery County residents and business owners who were affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. 

The DRC will be open six days a week until further notice:

Montgomery County Community College
Health Sciences Center – Educational Gymnasium
340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Hours: Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The DRC will be closed on Sundays.

To download a campus map, click here. Parking is free on site and SEPTA bus routes 96 and 94 both service this location. Masks are required for entry into the DRC.  

Recovery specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be available to assist homeowners, renters, and business owners in applying for federal aid. In addition, they will be able to answer questions and provide information on the types of federal help available as a result of the Major Disaster Declaration for the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has Business Recovery Centers in York, Philadelphia, and Chester Counties for damages due to the remnants of Hurricane Ida on Aug. 31-Sept. 5, 2021.

SBA Business Recovery Center Philadelphia County
Falls of the Schuylkill Library
3501 Midvale Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Hours: Monday and Wednesday, noon – 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed: Saturday and Sunday

SBA Business Recovery Center Chester County
Chester County Economic Development Council
Eagleview Corporate Center
737 Constitution Dr.

Exton, PA 19341
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed: Saturday and Sunday

Customer Service Representatives are available at the BRCs to answer questions about the disaster loan program and to work one-on-one with business owners in completing their applications. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the SBA has established protocols to help protect the health and safety of the public. All visitors to the DLOC are encouraged to wear a face mask.
Homeowners and renters may meet with an SBA Customer Service Representatives at any FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to get answers to their questions and assistance in applying for a disaster loan. Business owners unable to go to a Business Recovery Center may also visit SBA at the DRCs (see above).

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.
Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed personal property.

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.

Loan applications can also be downloaded at
Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Adminstration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155

Filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Nov. 9, 2021. Deadline to return economic injury applications is June 10, 2022.

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