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      Disaster declaration OK'd for Grant County area

      File photo.
      File photo.
      MADISON (AP) - Low-interest loans will be available to individuals and businesses that suffered damaged following a string of tornadoes and heavy storms that hit the Grant County area last month.Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday that the U.S. Small Business Administration approved his request for a disaster declaration covering Grant County and the contiguous counties of Crawford, Iowa, Lafayette, and Richland.Under the disaster declaration, loans up to $200,000 will be available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed property. Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.Businesses and nonprofit organizations can borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets.
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