Following tornadoes and severe storms that whipped across the state in February, Spartanburg, Greenville, Laurens and Union counties have been approved by the Small Business Administration for low-interest disaster assistance.
“The SBA is strongly committed to providing the people of South Carolina with the most effective and customer-focused response possible to assist businesses of all sizes, homeowners and renters with federal disaster loans,” Jovita Carranza, federal administrator of the SBA, said in a recent news release. “Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA.”
Gov. Henry McMaster opened the state to SBA disaster assistance through a letter approved on March 31 for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown. Loan opportunities now will also be extended to victims of the February storms via a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center on the SBA website, which is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the release.