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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission Shares Important Information on SBA Disaster Loan Program


The Disaster Loan program is now available to all localities in the Commonwealth.  Information is available at these locations:

If interested, small businesses can apply for a loan here: 

Additionally, here is an overview from SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza:

“Small businesses, private non-profit organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises that have been financially impacted as a direct result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since Jan. 31, 2020, may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred,” said Carranza. “These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Disaster loans can provide vital economic assistance to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing,” Carranza added.

About The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission

The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is a 28-member body created by the 1999 General Assembly. Its mission is the promotion of economic growth and development in tobacco-dependent communities, using proceeds of the national tobacco settlement. To date, the Commission has awarded over 2000 grants totaling more than $1.1 billion across the tobacco region of the Commonwealth, and has provided $309 million in indemnification payments to tobacco growers and quota holders. 

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jordan Butler at 804-786-7692 or email at  From the entire Tobacco Commission team, we hope that you stay safe and healthy as we navigate this crisis together and we look forward to working with you once this is behind us to continue developing a diverse economy in Southern and Southwest Virginia.

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