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Donnelly, Young, Hollingsworth Call on Small Business Administration to Provide Washington County with Disaster Assistance
WBIW
by: Staff Writer

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN), U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN), and U.S. Representative Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09) sent a letter to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) asking that the SBA provide disaster assistance to residents, businesses, and certain non-profit organizations, harmed by recent historic flooding.

This relief, if granted, would also apply to 8 contiguous counties harmed by flooding: Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, Orange and Scott counties. SBA's Disaster Loan Program would help these small businesses, residents, and non-profits get back on their feet as the region recovers.

The letter:

June 7, 2017
Linda McMahon
Administrator
Small Business Administration

Dear Administrator McMahon,

We are writing to express our support for Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's June 5, 2017, request for Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster assistance resulting from severe storms and flooding that impacted the state of Indiana from May 20, 2017, through May 21, 2017. Numerous homes and businesses were destroyed or suffered major damage as a result of this event.

The Governor, as a result of the completion of joint preliminary damage assessments, has certified that the damage sustained by at least thirty-six homes or businesses meets or exceeds the minimum standards necessary to qualify for SBA assistance. The assistance that the SBA would be able to provide under the Disaster Loan Program is essential to helping individuals and businesses in Indiana recover from this event.

We urge you to expeditiously consider and approve the Governor's request.

Sincerely,
Joe Donnelly
U.S. Senator

Todd Young
U.S. Senator

Trey Hollingsworth
U.S. Representative

This article originally appeared on WBIW and was written by a staff writer.

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