WASHINGTON – Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, along with Congressman Charlie Melancon (LA-03), today praised the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for making low interest loans available to those affected by the severe weather and flooding that struck southeast Louisiana in December. Senator Landrieu urged affected homeowners and small businesses in Lafourche Parish, along with the neighboring parishes of Assumption, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist and Terrebonne, to apply for assistance by February 4.

“These funds come at a critical time for the victims of the harsh storms that hit prior to the holidays,” Sen. Landrieu said. “While there is always room for improvement, the SBA’s quick response to this disaster shows the progress we have made in Washington in reacting to disasters. These low interest loans can help families and businesses in southeast Louisiana get back on their feet as they rebuild from the unexpected and horrific weather and flooding. I encourage business and home owners to take advantage of this needed assistance while it is still available.”

“Louisianians time and time again show their resilience and determination to recover from flooding and other natural disasters,” Rep. Melancon said. “These low interest loans will ease the financial burden on families and help our businesses recover and keep jobs in our communities.”

Those interested in applying for a loan may visit the Mathews Government Complex, 4876 Highway 1, Mathews, Louisiana. For more information on the low interest loans, please click here.