Mar 22, 2024 | Agriculture, Seafood, Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Governor Landry’s drought disaster declaration request and extended the deadline for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications in response to the 2023 drought.


Congressman Higgins led a letter with members of the Louisiana Congressional Delegation to the SBA Administrator, Isabel Guzman, in support of Governor Landry’s request earlier this week.


As a result of the SBA declaration, those looking to apply for disaster loan assistance may do so online at For further assistance, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center by email at or by phone at 1-800-659-2955.


“The approval of SBA assistance is excellent news,” said Congressman Higgins. “Last year’s drought severely impacted Louisiana’s crawfish industry and related businesses. This disaster assistance will protect our way of life and bring relief to those impacted by the disaster. I commend Governor Landry for his dedication to our state. My office remains committed to the mission of assisting our crawfish industry.”

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