SBA offers tornado disaster assistance for Indiana and Ohio businesses, homeowners

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WASHINGTON – Indiana businesses and residents who were affected by severe storms and tornadoes on March 14 are eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman announced today.

Administrator Guzman made the loans available in response to a letter from Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb on March 27, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. Businesses and residents in the declared area can now apply for low-interest disaster loans from the SBA. The declaration covers Randolph County and the adjacent counties of Delaware, Henry, Jay and Wayne in Indiana and Darke in Ohio.

“The SBA is strongly committed to providing the people of Indiana with the most effective and customer-focused response possible to assist businesses of all sizes, homeowners and renters with federal disaster loans,” said Guzman. “Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA.”

To assist businesses and residents affected by the disaster, the SBA will open Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs), in Delaware and Randolph counties, at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3.

Download the official press release here