Some Tennessee businesses eligible for drought disaster loans

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Small businesses in some Tennessee counties are eligible for federal loans as a result of a drought last fall.

The U.S. Small Business Administration said small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations are eligible.

The deadline to file for assistance is August 15.

Applicants may apply online at SBA’s secure website or call 800-659-2955, or 800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Applicants may also send an email or download an application from the SBA’s website .

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