SBA Disaster Fire Loans Approved For E. WA, Idaho Counties
The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Wednesday that several counties in eastern Washington state and Idaho will be eligible for resident-business owners to apply for disaster loans.
With the declaration of disaster for Whitman County, including the town of Malden where 80% of buildings burned down, the following counties may also seek relief, according to the SBA:
“This statement is for damage received from wildfires and straight line winds that occurred between September 1 and September 19, 2020. Residents and businesses that suffered damage in Adams, Asotin counties, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Lincoln and Spokane in Washington. “
The winds caused forest fires in these areas, destroying thousands of acres of pasture, farm equipment and buildings on Labor Day weekend 2020. According to the SBA:
“Residents and businesses should first file their insurance claims. Don’t wait until your insurance is settled before seeking SBA assistance. SBA may be able to get your money back to you sooner than yours. insurance, and we will work with your insurance to make sure there are no double payments. “
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