Application deadlines for federal disaster loan program extended

Businesses impacted by mild winter encouraged to seek assistance

For the Tomahawk Leader

MADISON – Governor Tony Evers and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) last week announced that application deadlines for Wisconsin businesses to apply for a federal disaster loan program have been extended.

The loans are offered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) program and are available to eligible businesses that have suffered losses due to this year’s unusually mild winter, which lacked Wisconsin’s typical snowfall in many areas of the state.

After previously having application deadlines in May, a Wednesday, July 31 deadline is now set for Lincoln, Langlade, Oneida, Marathon, Price, Taylor and Vilas counties. Other counties throughout the state have also had deadlines extended to this date.

“We’re continuing to work with Senator Baldwin and our federal partners to ensure Wisconsin businesses have every opportunity available to apply for federal relief for the economic hardship caused by this year’s warm winter and lack of snow,” Evers stated. “We’re encouraging eligible folks to apply as we continue to monitor this process and identify additional ways to make sure this support is available for folks across our state.”

“Anyone who’s spent time in Wisconsin knows that the cold and snow are essential to our economy – especially in our northern communities,” Baldwin said. “This year’s lack of snowfall has been a major blow to many of our Wisconsin businesses, and I’m working alongside Governor Evers to make sure that impacted businesses can get the federal support they need to keep their doors after this challenging winter.”

Businesses may submit applications and find additional disaster assistance information at

Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or email [email protected] for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech-related disability may 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 Rd., Fort Worth, Tex., 76155.

Applicants may also contact the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) with their EIDL-related questions at [email protected].

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