Small Business Administration
Missouri is extending a program that offers no-interest loans to small businesses damaged by violent demonstrations in and near Ferguson.
The SBA is taking low-interest loan applications from businesses that suffered a substantial hit from the August chaos in Ferguson.
Missouri’s U.S. senators are asking Gov. Jay Nixon to seek federal help for businesses damaged during violent protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old.
Taxpayers could wind up on the hook for up to $1.1 million to cover a loan Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver.
Franklin, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis and Warren counties eligible for loans.
The federal government will help 65 Illinois libraries put their communities to work.