MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced that private nonprofit organizations in Marinette County affected by severe storms in Wisconsin on July 18-20, 2019 can now apply for low-interest loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration. The loans provide up to $2 million to help repair or replace physical losses caused by the storms, which downed trees, damaged buildings, and left thousands without power.
The announcement follows a recent amendment to a previous federal disaster declaration by President Donald J. Trump, which added Marinette County to the list of counties eligible for public assistance to repair damage caused by the July storms.
“These low-interest loans are an important tool for helping organizations that provide critical services to residents in their communities to recover and rebuild,” said Gov. Tony Evers. “This is good news for the folks in Marinette County who are working to rebuild their community after July’s devastating storms.”
Other counties covered under the declaration issued earlier this year are Barron, Clark, Forest, La Crosse, Langlade, Menominee, Monroe, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Polk, Portage, Rusk, Shawano, Vernon, Waupaca, and Wood. The declaration also includes the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin.
Private nonprofit organizations in the counties covered under the federal disaster declaration have until Oct. 28, 2019 to apply for a disaster loan to repair physical damages. Organizations operating in Marinette County may apply after the deadline stating they were not previously aware of the SBA eligibility. The deadline to submit economic injury applications is May 27, 2020.
Applications are available through the SBA’s secure Electronic Loan Application (ELA) website at https://DisasterLoan.sba.gov.
Additional information is available by contacting the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of hearing) or by sending an email to [email protected]