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DERECHO Resources

The Uptown Marion and Marion Chamber staff are working with the City of Marion in Derecho recovery efforts. Thank you for your patience in responding to regular business requests.




SBA Ready To Assist Iowa Businesses

Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Iowa businesses and residents as a result of President Trump’s major disaster declaration, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Jovita Carranza announced. The declaration covers Linn County as a result of the severe storms that occurred Aug. 10, 2020.

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to businesses and homeowners to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, survivors must first contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency at Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (916) 735-1500 or email for more information on SBA disaster assistance.

Trump Approves FEMA Assistance for Linn Co

On Thursday, President Donald Trump approved Governor Reynolds’ request for funding under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual Assistance Program for Linn County. Disaster assessments for other requested counties are ongoing.
Residents of Linn County can now apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual Assistance Program, which provides disaster-affected homeowners, renters, and businesses with programs and services to maximize recovery, including assistance with housing, personal property replacement, medical expenses, and legal services.
Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 for TTY users. Users of 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) may call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. CST, seven days a week, until further notice. Another option is registering online at is external).

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