The Small Business Administration has released the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program in Litchfield County due to a Secretary of Agricuture Declaration for drought in Massachusetts.
Under these declarations, the EIDL is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of the disaster.
With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers or ranchers. Note: Farmers and ranchers should reach out to their local FSA office for assistance: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/index . Nurseries are eligible to apply for economic injury disaster loans for losses caused by drought conditions.
Applicants may apply on-line, request an application by calling SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955, or download application materials from the SBA’s website at