Senator Brown visits Moscow to highlight federal resources

Published: Apr. 4, 2012 at 1:30 AM EDT
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MOSCOW, OH (FOX19) - Senator Sherrod Brown and a top ranking Small Business Administration official visited Moscow on Tuesday.

Senator Brown and SBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns outlined federal assistance available to residents affected by the March 2 tornadoes.

"Southwest Ohio residents and small business owners can now access the resources to help recover from last month's severe weather," said Brown. "I will continue working to ensure adequate state and federal resources are available to rebuild our state. These funds will help small businesses and homeowners who have been affected by this month's tornadoes get back on their feet."

Residents of Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren Counties who suffered property losses have until May 14 to apply for low interest disaster loans.  Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowner to repair or replace damaged real estate. Businesses and non-profit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged real estate, assets, inventory and equipment.

Business loan applications can be downloaded from the SBA website.

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