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Small businesses affected by the May 27, 2018 severe flooding have until April 25 to apply for working capital loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The SBA says capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses involved in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations affected by the flooding.

The deadline to apply is April 25, 2019.

Working capital disaster loans up to $2 million are available at 3.61 percent for small businesses, and 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations, with terms up to 30 years. SBA says the loans are intended to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other expenses that could have been paid if not for the disaster.

Applicants may use the electronic loan application (ELA) at SBA's secure web site, DisasterLoan.sba.gov.

Businesses also may obtain information and loan applications through the SBA's Customer Service Center, 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard of hearing), or by emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. 

Loan applications can be downloaded at sba.gov/disaster.  Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Rd., Fort Worth, Texas, 76155.

Photo of fallen hero Officer Robert Zimmerman.Baltimore County Police Officers will be wearing mourning bands on their badges tomorrow in memory of a fallen hero.

On November 5, 1986, Officer Robert Zimmerman stopped on Edmondson Avenue to conduct a business check. As he was crossing the street, he was struck by two vehicles and critically injured. He was transported to Shock Trauma where he died nine days later from his injuries.

The 46-year-old officer had been with the Baltimore County Police Department for 18 years and was assigned to the Western Traffic Unit. During his career, he received five departmental citations and had once been named Officer of the Year by the Catonsville Optimist Club.

On July 26, a large scale training exercise will take place at the North Point Government Center located at 1747 Merritt Boulevard 21222 (at the corner of Merritt Boulevard and Wise Avenue) from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The exercise is the culmination of a three-day Active Threat Integrated Response Course (ATIRC) that improves integration between law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services (EMS) during their response to an active shooter/assailant critical incident.

All of the activities will be contained on the grounds of the North Point Government Center. The public is being made aware that there will be an increased presence of emergency response vehicles and personnel at this location, and is being asked to avoid this area during the training exercise so as to not interfere with the activities.  

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017