Sen. Brown: Deadline near for SE Ohio small businesses to seek flood recovery assistance

Vinton Daily

WASHINGTON D.C. –Small businesses in Vinton, Athens, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties will now have access to federal resources to offset losses as a result of excessive rain and flooding that occurred between May 2 and May 4, 2012.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) encourages eligible entities to apply for assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in advance of the May 6 deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available to businesses that faced an adverse economic impact as a result of the rain and flooding.

“Southeast Ohio small business owners can now access resources needed to recover from last summer’s flood—which may have impacted their business through no fault of their own,” Sen. Brown said. “These loans will help businesses rebuild and get back on their feet.”

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