Emergency loan program activated for small business owners in NC

A man walks across a road damaged by floodwaters caused by rain from Hurricane Matthew in Fayetteville, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

NORTH CAROLINA (WAVY) — Small business owners in North Carolina impacted by Hurricane Matthew have an additional resource for help to recover.

The North Carolina Small Business Emergency Loan Program can provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses dealing with storm damage.

Assistance includes help with developing recovery strategies, access to money needed to support immediate cleanup costs and longer-term recovery from damage and economic losses.

Find more information about the program here and apply online here.