The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved a disaster declaration for four Michigan counties affected by severe flooding in February.
Governor Rick Snyder announced Friday the declaration covers Arenac, Berrien, Ingham, and Kalamazoo counties, along with the adjacent counties of Allegan, Barry, Bay, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Clinton, Eaton, Gladwin, Iosco, Jackson, Livingston, Ogemaw, Shiawassee, St. Joseph, and Van Buren.
Residents and businesses that sustained uninsured, flood-related losses of 40% or more are eligible to apply for low-interest loans. The money could be used to repair or replace real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment and business assets that were damaged or destroyed.
Additional information is available at www.sba.gov .
The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department tells us a Disaster Loan Outreach Center is scheduled to open 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3 in Berrien Springs at Berrien RESA to help applicants determine if they qualify for SBA loans. The center will be closing operations on Tuesday, April 10. There are more details below.
DISASTER LOAN OUTREACH CENTER – BERRIEN COUNTY
Berrien Regional Education Service Agency – Conference Center (parking in rear)
711 St. Joseph Avenue
Berrien Springs, MI 49103-1583
Opening: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Hours: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day and Wednesday (April 4) – Friday (April 6)
Hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:00 – 2:00 pm
Closed: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Closed all day Sunday
Closing: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
9:00 am – 4:30 pm