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Resource Guide for Newton County
Posted on Apr 1st, 2020

Resource Guide for Newton County 
I hope this guide will help you, your family or friends in need of assistance. Please share this information as needed. Also, send me any additions I may have missed.

Chamber of Commerce

Department of Health
File for Unemployment
Food Assistance
Mortgage Relief
Mental Health Assistance

Senior Services:
Small Businesses
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has designated all counties in Georgia eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Georgia small businesses impacted by COVID-19 are now eligible to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Please note the deadline is December 18th, 2020.
How to apply:
Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at 
Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email for more information on SBA disaster assistance. 
Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155. 
Student Loans
U.S. Department of Education Coronavirus Website
March 20: Federal loan interest and payments waived for at least 60 days, details on how to apply will be posted on the previous link.
Utility Assistance
Georgia Power suspends utility shut offs for 30 days
Snapping Shoals EMC
Comcast offers free internet for low-income households, enables free Xfinity wifi hot spots around the county and has no disconnections or late fees for 60 days.
AT&T is not terminating any wireless, home phone or broadband service, is waiving late payment fees, removing data caps and is keeping wifi hotspots open for free. Full details available here.

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