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Funding resources offered to businesses affected by Marathon bombings

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A package of emergency funding resources is being made available to help impacted businesses recover in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, Boston Mayor Tom Menino announced Tuesday.

Menino said he has heard some businesses are in need of quick assistance with one-time expenses like making payroll, rent, or other immediate bills. For this reason, Menino and other officials sought alternative funding options to help them through this difficult time.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that low-interest economic injury disaster loans are now available to small businesses in the affected Marathon bombing area.

The SBA will be dispatching staff to a Business Recovery Center to be opened in Boston to assist businesses in applying for these low-interest loans.

The Business Recovery Center will be located at the Boston Public Library's Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street, and will open May 1.

The center will be open on Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Next week, the center will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Businesses may also apply for loans on line at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela, or by calling (800) 659-2955.

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