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Deadline approaching for business disaster aid


DES MOINES (KWWL)--Business owners have until December 31 to apply for programs created to assist businesses affected by the 2008 disasters.

These programs are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis through Community Development Block Grant Funds administered by the Iowa Department of Economic Development.  Applications are accepted locally through Iowa's Councils of Governments and Entitlement Cities.

The programs include:

  • Business Rental Assistance Program
  • Expanded Business Rental Assistance Program
  • Loan Interest Expense Program
  • Commercial Rental Revenue Gap Program
  • Residential Landlord Business Support
  • Equipment Reimbursement Assistance Program
  • Flood Insurance Reimbursement Program

Any business applying for these programs must be located in a 2008 federally-declared disaster area.  Business owners should apply at their local Council of Government or Entitlement City.  Click here for a list of locations.   

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