The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced last week that the deadline to apply for disaster assistance was July 14, and the State/FEMA and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recovery centers would close on that date. FEMA said funds will continue to be disbursed, however, until eligible applicants who registered before the deadline are served.
The following is the final weekly report of funds approved and recovery services:
*$12.244 million approved for the Individuals and Households program (IHP) including
- $11.521 million for housing assistance,
- $723,245 for other needs like personal property losses, medical, dental, transportation and other serious disaster-related needs.
“We are continuing our work with the State to accomplish recovery from the storms last May,” said FEMA Federal Coord-inating Officer Gregory Eaton. “And while our first concern is individuals and business owners who had flood damage, we will also partner with the State in identifying and funding projects that help reduce future flood losses.”
West Virginia gets $26 Million in Combined Disaster Relief Funds, Page 2 Applicants who want to update the address or phone number they have on file, or provide missing information should visit the FEMA web site, www.DisasterAssis-tance.gov. or call the Helpline, 800-621-FEMA (3362) between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. Those with speech or hearing impairments may call TTY 800-462-7585.
FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.