Disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and private nonprofit organizations suffering from the drought that began on July 6.

The program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of the disaster. Disaster loans cannot be provided to agricultural producers, farmers or ranchers. However, nurseries are eligible. Declaration information is available on the Douglas County website under the news tab.

Douglas County participates in the Revolving Loan Program. The purpose of the pilot program is to demonstrate the need for low interest rate financing to assist low to moderate income households with delinquent property taxes. You must submit an application and qualify to take part in the program. A pamphlet with additional information about the program is available on the Douglas County website, or you can email wrh@wisconsinruralhousing.org

There are a few meetings on the calendar for next week:

A public hearing on the tentative county supervisory district plan will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 6-8 p.m. in room 201 of the Government Center.

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The Douglas County Board meets on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 6-8 p.m. in room 201 of the Government Center.

For more information on meetings, agendas, or Douglas County, please visit our website, www.douglascountywi.org.

Community input and participation is always appreciated! If you have a suggestion or a comment, please contact me at 715-395-1429 or email Melissa.Pratt@douglascountywi.org. Make it a great week!