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Businesses damaged in civil unrest eligible for federal support to help rebuild

Businesses damaged in civil unrest eligible for federal support to help rebuild Photo: KSTP/ Ashley Zilka.

KSTP
Updated: August 05, 2020 05:47 PM
Created: August 05, 2020 05:14 PM

Minnesota businesses that were damaged during the civil unrest following the death of George Floyd are now eligible for federal relief.

According to a release from Gov. Tim Walz, businesses that sustained property damage in the civil unrest following George Floyd's death are able to apply for assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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The announcement from Walz comes after the governor sent a letter to the SBA's Office of Disaster Assistance requesting that Minnesota businesses be eligible for the assistance.

“These last few months, I have visited with business owners and community leaders to talk about the next steps in rebuilding. To them, rebuilding is about more than a storefront – it’s about maintaining the vibrancy and vitality of the community,” said Walz. “I am grateful that our federal partners have stepped in to help. There is a lot of work ahead, and we must continue to commit the resources needed to rebuild together.”


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