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Pinellas residents and businesses eligible for federal cash

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Pinellas County residents and businesses that are trying to put their lives back together after Hurricane Irma can put in an application for federal assistance.

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Rick Scott makes emergency loans available to small businesses impacted by Hermine

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Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday said he activated Florida’s Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program “to support local small businesses impacted by Hurricane Hermine.” The loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will “provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during the storm and recovery efforts,” Scott’s office said in a press release. Applications can be submitted now through Oct. 31. “Restoring Florida’s small businesses is crucial to helping our communities…

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