The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced that low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Arkansas businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and straight-line winds that occurred April 12, 2020.

The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Arkansas, Cleveland, Grant, Jefferson, Lincoln, Lonoke and Pulaski counties. The deadline to apply for property damage is Aug. 17, 2020. The deadline to apply for economic injury is March 17, 2021, according to the news release. Details: SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or email .