TWIN FALLS – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering disaster loans in 19 Idaho counties.
These low-interest loans are designed to offset economic losses due to declining incomes caused by the drought that began on June 29, an SBA spokesman said.
There was a drought in the state last year, “which was unprecedented in recent memory,” the Idaho Department of Water said. In July, the department issued a drought emergency in Twin Falls County.
Small non-agricultural enterprises, agricultural cooperatives, aquaculture enterprises, and most private nonprofits are eligible to apply for a loan. Agriculture or livestock cannot get a loan, however nurseries are eligible.
The deadline for applications is March 7. Residents of Twin Falls, Jerome, Cassia, Minidoca and Blaine counties are eligible.
The interest rate is 2.88% for businesses and 2% for private nonprofits.
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