SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small, nonfarm businesses in 17 Idaho counties and neighboring counties in Montana and Oregon are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA). “These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought that began on April 1, 2014, in the following primary counties,” announced Tanya N. Garfield, Director of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West.
Primary Idaho counties: Butte, Clark, Custer, Jefferson and Washington;
Neighboring Idaho counties: Adams, Bingham, Blaine, Boise, Bonneville, Elmore, Fremont, Gem, Lemhi, Madison, Payette and Valley;
Neighboring Montana county: Beaverhead;
Neighboring Oregon counties: Baker and Malheur.