WASHINGTON, DC (KSNB) The federal Small Business Administration so far has lent millions of dollars to Nebraskans trying to recover from the March flood.
The SBA's Office of Disaster Assistance Field Operations Center-West told Local4 that as of May 16th, $33,417,900 had been lent to 629 approved homeowners and businesses in Nebraska.
The bulk of that money went to eastern Nebraska. $13,444,800 to homes and businesses in Sarpy county, $5,577,200 to Douglas county and $5,138,700 to Dodge county.
In central Nebraska the SBA so far has lent $640,400 to homeowners in Hall county, $357,600 to home and business owners in Howard county, and $311,000 to home and business owners in Buffalo county.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency told Local 4 that as of May 16th, 5,818 people had registered for disaster assistance. FEMA did not say whether the applications had been approved or for how much money. They also did not provide a county-by-county breakdown.