HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Low-interest disaster loans are available to businesses and people affected by severe storms and flooding in West Virginia last spring, the U.S. Small Business Administration said.
The U.S. failed to take basic steps at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to prevent fraud in a federal aid program intended to help small businesses, depleting the funds and making people more vulnerable to identity theft, the chairman of a House panel examining the payouts said Tuesday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman who owns a learning center for children with autism has been selected as the U.S. Small Business Administration small business person of the year.
Jill Scarbro-McLaury is the first person in West Virginia to receive the award, Gov.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Democratic state senator in Maine said Tuesday that he will resign to take a post within the federal government.
Sen. Louis Luchini of Ellsworth said his new job is as an advocate within the U.S.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state lawmaker is leaving office after being appointed by President Joe Biden to a federal position.
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Wednesday that state Rep.
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for lying to get a low-interest COVID-19 relief loan.
Willie Curry, 58, was sentenced Wednesday in Miami federal court, according to court records.
The federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program provided small-business owners with just under $800 billion in COVID-19 relief, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The PPP concluded on May 31, but as businesses forge ahead in the recovery process, they may find a continued need for affordable financing.