BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Trump administration has agreed to rewrite regulations to help thousands of Louisiana homeowners with damage from the 2016 floods access federal aid, the state's U.S....
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two Louisiana homeowners sued President Donald Trump's administration on Monday for policy change delays that have kept thousands of victims of a massive 2016 flood from...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The month-long partial federal government shutdown likely further delayed aid grants to homeowners still trying to recover from the 2016 flooding, Louisiana's top disaster recovery official said.
As many as 6,000 Louisiana residents who took out loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration after the March and August 2016 floods have been waiting to see if federal rules might change so they could access Restore Louisiana recovery grants.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved disaster assistance loans for the severe storms and heavy flooding that hit parts of the state earlier this year.
Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says SBA will make low-interest disaster loans available to homeowners, renters and businesses that sustained damage during the approved time period.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says home and business owners in Dewey County who sustained uninsured damage from wildfires can now receive disaster assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is asking the U.S. Small Business Administration for a disaster declaration because of wildfires in the state.
Fallin said Wednesday that she's asking the SBA for a disaster declaration for Dewey County that would allow for low-interest loans for homeowners, renters and business owners to repair or replace uninsured property that was damaged by the fires in April.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved a disaster declaration for four Michigan counties affected by severe flooding in February.
Gov. Rick Snyder announced Friday the declaration covers Arenac, Berrien, Ingham, and Kalamazoo counties and the adjacent counties of Allegan, Barry, Bay, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Clinton, Eaton, Gladwin, Iosco, Jackson, Livingston, Ogemaw, Shiawassee, St. Joseph, and Van Buren.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration is working with the state police and local emergency managers to conduct damage assessments following flooding last month in Michigan.
The survey is taking place in eight Lower Peninsula counties after Gov. Rick Snyder recently requested the assessments so people could be eligible for more aid.
WELLS, Maine (AP) — A former U.S. Small Business Administration official is part of a team working to expand Maine's Village Candle.
Jeanne Hulit served as acting administrator for the SBA on former Democratic President Barack Obama's Cabinet before going to work for Northeast Bank.
Hulit says she is looking forward to helping the company expand beyond North America.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration plans to open a center Friday in northern West Virginia to help businesses hurt by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in late July.
The SBA says applications for low-interest, long-term disaster loans for property damage will be due by Oct. 17.
Applications for working capital to address economic injury will be due by May 18.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's request to provide federal low-interest disaster loans for individuals and businesses affected by flooding.
The SBA will provide loans for up to $200,000 for damaged homes, $40,000 for damaged property, and $2 million to businesses for physical damage and economic loss because of flooding.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has asked the federal government to declare Tulsa a disaster area because of tornadoes and other severe weather seen there since Aug. 5.
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration so far has approved more than $1.3 million in low-interest disaster loans for losses stemming from severe storms and flooding in June in central Michigan.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Small businesses, agricultural cooperatives, aquaculture businesses and most private nonprofit organizations have until Aug. 8 to file for federal economic injury disaster loans in Alabama as a result of the drought that began Nov. 29, 2016.
The U.S. Small Business Administration's loan program covers working capital and can be up to $2 million with interest rates of 3.125 percent for eligible small businesses and 2.5 percent for nonprofit organizations.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses, private nonprofit groups, homeowners and renters in Mississippi of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by tornadoes, wind, rain, lightning and flooding on April 30.
The deadline is Aug. 11.
Low-interest loans are available in Holmes and Montgomery counties and the adjacent counties of: Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Grenada, Humphreys, Leflore, Madison, Webster and Yazoo.
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Small businesses in some Tennessee counties are eligible for federal loans as a result of a drought last fall.
The U.S. Small Business Administration said small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations in Cocke, Greene and Unicoi counties are eligible. The counties are contiguous to one or more primary counties in North Carolina.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper is announcing a program for federal loans to businesses and homeowners affected by severe storms late last month in Sampson County.
A news release Thursday said that the state has received a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster declaration that the governor requested for the May 29 storm that caused major damage to more than two-dozen structures.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Pittsfield business that began as a hobby, became a top online seller — and didn't even open a store until two years ago — has been named the 2017 Microenterprise of the Year for Massachusetts by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Yummy Treasures at 10 Commercial St. was recognized by the SBA for being the country's top seller, and the world's third-best seller, on Etsy.com, a global marketplace of handmade, vintage and creative goods.
NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. (AP) — Small businesses in Hancock County are eligible for disaster loans as a result of drought conditions last year.
The U.S. Small Business Administration said Hancock County is eligible because it's contiguous to one or more primary counties in Pennsylvania.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding some Vermont small businesses that they have until May 22 to apply for disaster loans to help recover from damages caused by the effects of freeze and unseasonably warm temperatures last year.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Small businesses, agricultural cooperatives and certain nonprofits in 13 counties are eligible for federal disaster loans because of drought conditions.
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Monday the entities are eligible for economic injury disaster loans if they suffered financial losses tied to the drought that began in November.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming Vice President for Research and Economic Development Bill Gern has been recognized for boosting business development in Wyoming.
The U.S. Small Business Administration recently awarded Gern its 2016 Tibbetts Award.
The award recognizes individuals, organizations, firms or projects that made a visible technological impact on the socio-economic front and exemplify the best in innovation research achievements.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says the U.S. Small Business Administration will make low-interest disaster loans available for people and businesses in western Wisconsin affected by flash flooding in September.
The SBA lists Vernon County, along with the contiguous counties of Crawford, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland and Sauk. Allamakee County in Iowa and Houston County in Minnesota also are listed.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration says federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available in Mississippi as a result of a drought that began Aug. 9.
The SBA said in a news release the loans would be available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says federally backed low-interest loans will be available for those affected by Aug. 12 floods in southwest Mississippi, as the area tries to scrape up enough money to recover after failing to qualify for federal grants.
MEMA said Thursday the U.S. Small Business Administration will offer loans to residents, businesses and nonprofit groups in Wilkinson, Adams, Amite and Franklin counties.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says federal officials have granted his request to provide low-interest disaster loans to individuals and businesses impacted by flash flooding in western Wisconsin in August.
Walker announced Thursday that the U.S. Small Business Administration has declared Buffalo County as well as the contiguous counties of Eau Claire, Pepin and Trempealeau eligible for loans. The SBA also listed Minnesota's Wabasha and Winona counties as eligible.
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials say the deadline for West Virginia storm survivors to register for federal disaster assistance has been extended to Sept. 7.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the extension was granted at the request of West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Howard County Executive Kittleman says the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved the governor's request for a disaster declaration for flood-ravaged Ellicott City.
Kittleman says in an email Wednesday that the SBA approved the declaration for Howard County. Gov. Larry Hogan had asked for the declaration on Tuesday.
The disaster declaration will enable businesses, homeowners and renters to apply for low-interest loans to repair...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee businesses and residents affected by severe weather last month can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced Thursday the loans will be available in response to a letter from Gov. Bill Haslam. An SBA disaster declaration covers Stewart and Sumner counties, as well as the adjacent counties of Benton, Davidson, Henry, Houston, Macon, Montgomery,...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The leading Florida Democrat challenging U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is coming under fire over whether his office sought to delay the opening of a center that would help businesses hurt by a massive algae outbreak.
Emails made public by the administration of Republican Gov. Rick Scott show that an aide to U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy asked the U.S. Small Business Administration to hold the announcement of federal assistance so Murphy could present it...