Governor Mills Encourages Maine Businesses to Apply for Newly-Available Federal Drought Disaster Relief Loans
August 24, 2021
Governor Janet Mills is encouraging small businesses in several Maine counties to apply for newly available Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Farm-related entities in Androscoggin, Aroostook, Franklin, Kennebec, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset and Waldo counties that have suffered financial losses as a result of the drought that began in Maine on June 22nd are eligible for low-interest loans from the SBA, the agency announced today.
“This summer Maine has seen some of the warmest and driest weather on record, resulting in droughts that damaged crops for many local farmers,” said Governor Mills. “I encourage any Maine business impacted by drought conditions in the eligible counties to see if they qualify for an…