On September 13, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves formally requested a Small Business Administrative Declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
“Jackson businesses have been hit incredibly hard by the ongoing water crisis,” Reeves said, according to ABC affiliate, WAPT, in Mississippi.
“They have shown their resilience and their commitment to this city throughout the years, and my administration will continue to do everything it can to support them during this difficult time.”
One day later, the U.S. Small Business Administration accepted his request. Businesses impacted by the ongoing water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi will be able to apply for assistance through June 2023.
“These low-interest loans will go a long way to support our Jackson businesses and help them make it through the ongoing water crisis,” Reeves said on Wednesday.
“I’m committed to ensuring that we both restore clean water to the city and relieve the burdens of this crisis for Jacksonians.”
The Clarion-Ledger in Mississippi reports that businesses in the following counties are eligible to apply: Claiborne, Copiah, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren and Yazoo County. For more information, please click here, call (800) 659-2955 or email [email protected].