SALEM - The state of Oregon is offering small business loans to National Guard and Reserve veterans whose businesses suffered setbacks during their deployment.
The loan program is offering a zero-percent interest rate to veterans and loans up to $20,000.
The loans are being distributed through the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs.
The state says loan applicants must be honorably discharged veterans who own more than half of a business that suffered a setback while the veterans were deployed.
The veterans affairs office also says veterans must apply within the year of their return from deployment.