FOCE Press Release – SBA Business Recovery Centers in Maryland to Close

SBA U.S Small Business Administration

Atlanta, GA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today it will permanently close its Business Recovery Centers in Maryland on Friday, May 31. The SBA opened the Centers to help small businesses and non-profit organizations apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans available due to the Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse.

Until then, Customer Service Representatives at SBA’s Business Recovery Centers will assist business owners complete their disaster loan application, accept documents for existing applications, and provide updates on an application’s status. Walk-ins are accepted, but you can schedule an in-person appointment at an SBA Disaster Recovery Center in advance. The Centers will operate as indicated below until Friday.

Business Recovery Center (BRC) 

Baltimore County 

American Job Center 

7930 Eastern Avenue 

Baltimore, MD 21224 

Hours:   Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  

Permanently close: Friday, May 31 at 2:30 p.m.

Business Recovery Center (BRC) 

Baltimore City 

CareFirst Engagement Center 

1501 South Clinton Street 

Baltimore City, MD 21224 

Hours:   Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

 Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Permanently close: Friday, May 31 at 4 p.m.

ants may apply online and receive additional disaster assistance information at Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email for more information on SBA disaster assistance. For people who  are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications  relay services. 

The deadline to return economic injury applications is Dec. 30, 2024