Non-profits can apply for disaster loans

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Following their push for a Presidential disaster declaration for upstate New York after Tropical Storm Fred, U.S. Sen. Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand have announced the availability of funding to aid private non-profit organizations, including food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers, schools and colleges, in recovering from damage from the storm, according to a release. 

Non-profits will be eligible to apply for up to $2 million in loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration, and non-profits located in Allegany, Cayuga, Cortland, Lewis, Oneida, Steuben, Tioga, and Yates counties in New York are eligible to apply for loans. 

In September, Schumer and Gillibrand sent a letter to President Joseph Biden urging him to approve a major disaster declaration in Upstate New York following severe flooding caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred.

The filing deadline to submit applications for physical property damage is Dec. 7, 2021.

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