MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia companies and residents affected by the flooding on July 29, 2021, could apply for low-interest catastrophe loans from the U.S. Small Enterprise Administration, SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman introduced in the present day.
In response to the Morgantown Space Partnership, administrator Guzman made the loans obtainable in response to a letter from West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Sept. 22, 2021, requesting a catastrophe declaration by the SBA. Companies and residents within the declared space can now apply for low-interest catastrophe loans from the SBA.
The declaration contains Monongalia County and the adjoining counties of Marion, Preston, Taylor and Wetzel in West Virginia; and Fayette and Greene in Pennsylvania.
“SBA’s mission-driven staff stands prepared to assist Monongalia County’s small companies and residents impacted by the flooding,” mentioned Administrator Guzman. “We’re dedicated to offering federal catastrophe loans swiftly and effectively, with a customer-centric strategy to assist companies and communities recuperate and rebuild.”
To help companies and residents affected by the catastrophe, the SBA will open a Catastrophe Mortgage Outreach Heart (DLOC) in Monongalia County on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. as indicated beneath: