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BRIEF: Low-interest loans for drought effects

February 25, 2014

The Record, Stockton, Calif.

Feb. 25--Small, nonfarm businesses in San Joaquin County affected by the ongoing drought are among those eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Included are businesses directly affected by the drought since Jan. 1 and those dependent on farmers and ranchers affected by the drought.

They may receive Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to

$2 million, based on the financial impact of the drought.

The application deadline is Sept. 15. Applicants can apply online at

Information and application forms are also available by calling (800) 659-2955 or e-mailing


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