A disaster designation was declared for the counties of Butte, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Tehama, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba as a result of an agriculture hard freeze that occurred on April 11-12 2022. Since Mono County is an adjacent county to the disaster area, Mono County/Town of Mammoth Lakes businesses are now eligible for low interest disaster loans.

Two separate loans are open for applications through the USDA and SBA:

  1. SBA Economic Injury Disaster Laon
    1. Who may apply: Small, non-farm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and most private non-profit organizations of any size. Small businesses include those that do business directly with the growers, such as truckers and suppliers of agricultural equipment or services.
    2. How to apply: Contact SBA at 1-800-659-2955, or visit SBA’s website at: www.sba.gov/disaster, or email [email protected] Hearing impaired individuals may call 1-800-877-8339.
    3. Deadline: July 5, 2023
    4. More Information: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
  2. USDA Farm Loan
    1. Who may apply: Farmers and ranchers who conduct family-sized farming operations
    2. How to apply: Betty Hodik – Yerington Service Center 775-463-2265 OR Holly Shiralipour – Bishop Field Office 760-872-6111. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-720- 2600 (voice and TDD)
    3. Deadline: July 5, 2023
    4. More Information: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=fmlp&topic=efl

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