TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Small, nonfarm businesses across 47 Kansas counties are now eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans.
The loans are offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration and are intended to help with economic losses caused by drought conditions.
The primary counties include: Chase, Dickinson, Douglas, Ellis, Ellsworth, Franklin, Geary, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Lincoln, Marion, Miami, Mitchell, Morris, Osage, Osborne, Ottawa, Rush, Russell, Saline, Shawnee, Smith, Wabaunsee and Wyandotte.
Businesses in the following neighboring counties may also apply: Anderson, Atchison, Barton, Butler, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Greenwood, Harvey, Jackson, Jewell, Linn, Lyon, McPherson, Ness, Pawnee, Phillips, Pottawatomie, Rice, Riley, Rooks and Trego.
Eligibility for the loans is based on the financial impact of the drought, not actual property damage.
Small, nonfarm businesses may qualify for loans up to $2 million.
For more information on the loans or to get an application form, visit www.sba.gov.