Some nonprofits in Clallam and Jefferson county can apply for federal disaster loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced that certain nonprofits in Clallam and Jefferson counties might be eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans for property damage or economic injury related to the windstorm Dec. 10.

To qualify, a private nonprofit organization must provide essential services of a government nature.

The loans are available to organizations in the eight counties listed in National Disaster Register Notice DR-4418.

The other counties are Grays Harbor, Island, Mason, Pacific, Snohomish and Whatcom.

The SBA may make loans of up to $2 million to repair or replace real estate, machinery, equipment or machinery.

Loans also are available for improvements to prevent, minimize or mitigate the effects of similar types of disasters in the future.

Loans are available with interest rates of 2.75 percent on terms of up to

30 years.

Property damage applications must be received by May 3, applications for economic injury are due by Dec. 4.

For more information, contact Gary Urbas, program manager for the Washington State Public Assistance Program, by calling 253-512-7402 or emailing [email protected]

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