WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman announced that the Trump administration has approved a Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster declaration for economic injury as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The declaration makes additional federal resources available to the state’s small businesses to provide needed relief during this unprecedented time.
“We are pleased with the administration’s quick response for federal assistance to Arkansas. This declaration is critical to supporting small businesses facing financial challenges as a result of the pandemic,” members said.
On Thursday, the Arkansas Congressional Delegation sent a letter to SBA in support of Governor Asa Hutchinson’s call for an emergency declaration.