Businesses, nonprofits hurt by rain, floods can get help


Published: Monday, August 26, 2013 at 2:05 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, August 26, 2013 at 2:05 p.m.

Low-interest disaster loans are available from the U.S. Small Business Administration for businesses and nonprofits that suffered financial losses as a direct result of excessive rain and flooding between June 4 and Aug. 1.

The loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and private nonprofits. The loans are made available to nonfarm entities following a disaster declaration from the Secretary of Agriculture to help farmers recover from crop losses.

The disaster declaration includes Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Lafayette, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Marion, Nassau, Okaloosa, Putnam, Saint Johns, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Walton and Washington counties.

To apply or for details, visit www.sba.gov/disaster, call 800-659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

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