The Coshocton County Beacon April 1, 2020 - Page 9

April 1, 2020 The Beacon • 9 Finalist announced for local piano competition Aud it ions have been completed and the finalist for the 32 nd annual Edward E. Montgomery Jr. Piano Compet it ion have been selected. Junior division finalist are: Logan Fechuch, son of Sarah and Jason Fechuch, File The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capi- tal to Ohio small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus. SBA offering low-interest federal disaster loans SBA customer service rep- resentatives will be available to answer questions about SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and explain the application process. “Small businesses, private nonprofit organizations of any size, small agricultural coop- eratives and small aquacul- ture enterprises that have been financially impacted as a direct result of the Coronavirus 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 o f t h e d i s a s t e r ’s i m p a c t . “Disaster loans can provide vital economic assistance to small businesses to help over- come the temporary loss of revenue they are experienc- ing,” Carranza said. Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is based on the financial impact of the Coronavirus. The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small busi- nesses. The interest rate for pri- vate nonprofit organizations is 2.75 percent. SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments afford- able, up to a maximum of 30 years and are available to enti- ties without the financial abil- ity to offset the adverse impact without hardship. Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or email disas- tercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call 800- 877-8339. Completed applica- tions should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administra- tion, Processing and Disburse- ment Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is Dec. 21. For more informa- tion about Coronavi- rus, visit coronavirus.gov. For more information about available SBA resources and services, visit SBA.gov/coro- navirus. WILLIAM ALBERT, INC. GENERAL EXCAVATING S and , G ravel , F ill d irt & l imeStone C rane S erviCe - t ruCkinG S ewer - w ater l ineS 1300 Cassingham Hollow Road - Coshocton, OH 43812 Office: 740-622-3045 • williamalbertinc@gmail.com The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low- interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Ohio small businesses suffering sub- stantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the Presi- dent, to declare a disaster fol- lowing a request received from Gov. Mike DeWine on March 17. The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance avail- able in the entire state of Ohio; and the contiguous counties of Adams, Allen, De Kalb, Dear- born, Franklin, Jay, Randolph, Steuben, Union and Wayne in Indiana; Boone, Boyd, Bracken, Campbell, Greenup, Kenton, Lewis, Mason and Pendleton in Kentucky; Hills- dale, Lenawee and Monroe in Michigan; Beaver, Crawford, Erie, Lawrence and Mercer in Pennsylvania and Brooke, Cabell, Hancock, Jackson, Marshall, Mason, Ohio, Pleas- ants, Tyler, Wayne, Wetzel and Wood in West Virginia. “SBA is strongly commit- ted to providing the most effec- tive and customer-focused response possible to assist Ohio small businesses with federal disaster loans. We will be swift in our efforts to help these small businesses recover from the financial impacts of the Coronavirus,” said Car- ranza. Leah Mathias, daughter of Amy and Matt Mathias, and Kate Uhlig, daughter of JoAnn and Rod Uhlig. The winner selected from these finalists will receive a $250 cash award from The Mont- gomery Foundation. Senior division finalist are: Grace Cullison, daugh- ter of Gloria and Glen n Cullison and Carson Boots, son of Daw n a nd Dave Boots. The winner selected from these finalists will receive a $1,000 cash award f rom T he Montgome r y Foundation. 2020 lifeguard class will still be held for students The 2020 lifeguard class will still be held as the community’s pools desper- ately need lifeguards this year. Organizers will use Red Cross Blended Learning which means the majority of this class will be done from the students home on their home computer. You do not need an Inter net connection and this will not deplete your family’s data allowance. Any st udent that had spor ts or other commit- ments that would not allow them to take the class in the original time frame can now take this class. For more information, visit www.coshoctonlife- guard.com. 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