The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding local businesses that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are still available to small businesses economically impacted by the fire in Tisbury that occurred on July 4, 2008.

“Businesses that suffered economic losses as a result of the disaster and want to apply for low-interest loans from the SBA are urged to do so before the May 15 deadline,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA Field Operations Center East.

Small businesses and most private, nonprofit organizations of all sizes in Dukes and the adjacent Barnstable County in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are eligible to apply to SBA under this declaration.