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Obama Cabinet member to visit Flint amid water crisis

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

A member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet is visiting Flint to make an announcement on disaster assistance amid the city's crisis with lead-tainted water.

A Thursday news release says U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet will be in Flint on Friday for the announcement regarding the agency's economic recovery package for Flint. Earlier this month, the agency announced that economic injury disaster loans were available for the community.

The news release says a disaster declaration from the agency typically enables small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private nonprofits to apply for low-interest loans from the agency. The loans are meant to help meet working capital needs caused by the water crisis.

Contreras-Sweet is also set to tour small businesses with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver.

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