Businesses and residents in Sherburne and Wright counties affected by the civil unrest on May 27 through June 8 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The SBA made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Tim Walz requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers Hennepin County and the adjacent counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne and Wright.

The SBA has opened a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center to help people apply online at

To schedule an appointment for one-on-one assistance in completing applications, call 571-422-6078 or 571-422-6871. Requests for SBA disaster loan program information may also be obtained by emailing

The deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Oct. 2. The deadline to return economic injury applications is May 3, 2021.

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