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SBA assistance available for businesses dependent on snow for livelihood, deadline to apply approaching

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) have been continuing to work with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to expand eligibility for Wisconsin businesses to a federal disaster loan program if they have suffered losses due to this year’s unusually mild winter, which lacked Wisconsin’s typical snowfall in many areas of the state. Today, the governor and U.S. Sen. Baldwin are announcing Door County will be added to those counties that are already eligible. Additionally, application deadlines have been extended for businesses located in Florence, Forest, and Marinette counties.

“The lack of snow we’ve experienced so far this winter has had serious economic impacts on folks and businesses, especially in our Northern counties, who rely on snow and winter weather to attract customers and be successful,” said Gov. Evers previously. “In partnership with Sen. Baldwin, my administration has been working with the federal Small Business Administration to ensure businesses in impacted counties are eligible for relief, and I’m glad to announce that our efforts have been successful. I encourage all eligible businesses to apply for these loans as soon as possible, and in the meantime, I encourage Wisconsinites to plan a trip, visit local businesses, and find other exciting ways to enjoy winter in Wisconsin in our beautiful Northern and Central communities.”

Please be aware that a number of the county application deadline dates below have changed due to updated information from SBA. If businesses are planning to apply, please submit the application before the deadline given below.  

If your business suffered economic injury as a direct result the drought/lack of snow, including losses related to reduced winter tourist activity in the area, you are eligible to apply for the U.S. SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) program.  

Businesses may submit applications and find additional disaster assistance information at https://lending.sba.gov. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech-related disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX, 76155. Applicants may also contact the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation with their EIDL-related questions at EIDLInquiries@wedc.org

Wisconsin counties may be covered by multiple declarations. The list below provides the latest available application deadline for covered counties.

Apply by March 18Declaration #18019
Crawford
Dane
Grant
Green
Iowa
Lafayette
Richland
Sauk

Apply by April 8Declaration #18058
Bayfield
Douglas

Apply by April 15Declaration #18085
Columbia
Dodge
Fon Du Lac
Green Lake
Marquette
Sheboygan
Washington
Waushara

Apply by April 29Declaration #18129
Buffalo

Apply by April 29Declaration #18135
Burnett
Jefferson
Kenosha
Racine
Rock  
Walworth
Waukesha

Apply by May 6Declaration #18166
Adams
Barron
Brown
Calumet
Chippewa
Clark
Dunn
Eau Claire
Jackson
Juneau
La Crosse
Monroe
Outagamie
Pepin
Pierce
Polk
Portage
Rusk
Saint Croix
Sawyer
Trempealeau
Vernon
Washburn
Waupaca
Winnebago
Wood

Apply by May 13Declaration #18168
Ashland  
Langlade
Lincoln
Marathon
Menominee
Oconto
Shawano
Taylor

Apply by May 29Declaration #18231
Iron
Oneida
Price
Vilas

Apply by September 26Declaration #20175
Door

Apply by November 27Declaration #20209
Florence
Forest
Marinette

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