BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Governor Charlie Baker’s office announced Wednesday the creation of the Massachusetts Drought Emergency Loan Fund. The fund will provide up to $1-million in micro-loans to family farms and other small businesses affected by widespread drought conditions in Massachusetts.
After five straight months of abnormally dry weather the Governor’s administration has been working with the federal government and other government and private entities to find ways to help struggling agricultural and related businesses. The flexible loans will allow some financial relief to pay bills and recover from lost revenue.
A drought warning was issued in August and the state has been asking residents to conserve water and be aware of fire dangers.
For more information about the loan fund, and to access an online application, visit www.massgcc.com.
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