TC PALM: Small businesses affected by toxic algae to get federal aid

TC Palm: Written by Ali Schmitz. September 5, 2018.

The U.S. Small Business Administration will offer low-interest loans to small businesses affected by blue-green algae blooms, according to a news release from the SBA.

The Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and private nonprofit organizations affected by toxic algal blooms in Martin and Lee counties. Businesses in nearby St. Lucie, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties can also apply for the loans.

People can apply for the loans though the SBA’s website.

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