The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved the request by Gov. DeWine and Lt. Gov. Husted to allow small businesses and nonprofits in Ohio to apply for low-interest, long-term loans of up to $2 million through the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

The Economic Injury Disaster Loans may be used by Ohio small business owners and non-profits to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Loan applications can be completed online at or applicants can obtain a paper application by calling