State Senator Gayle Manning (R–North Ridgeville) today announced the availability of low-interest loans for individuals and small businesses through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) following the May 12-13 flooding in Lorain County.
The SBA made the official disaster declaration yesterday for Lorain County and the contiguous counties of Ashland, Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron and Medina following Governor John Kasich’s request for disaster assistance to the area on May 29.
“I am thankful to have such proactive community leaders as the state worked to determine relief strategies for the disaster situation Lorain County is currently facing,” Manning said. “The SBA will soon provide assistance for our community as we continue to work together to alleviate the damage brought by the severe flooding.”
In addition to the availability of low-interest disaster loans, the SBA will open a Disaster Loan Outreach Center in the City of Elyria, where individuals and business owners can meet with SBA loan specialists.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety announced the location and hours of operation as follows:
Where:  320 North Gateway Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Elyria, Ohio 44035
When:   Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
               Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm        
               CLOSED Sunday, June 15, 2014                   
The SBA Disaster Declaration can be viewed here and the SBA Loan Fact Sheet can be viewed here.
Individuals and businesses may also visit the SBA website at for information on the low-interest loans.

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