Tuesday, June 16, 2009

FEMA advisory for Indianapolis - INDIANA 06.16

June 22 Is Deadline To Apply For FEMA Assistance
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 08:38:59 -0500

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Residents and business owners in sixteen Indiana counties who sustained damage from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred March 8 - 14 are running out of time to apply for disaster assistance.

FEMA Assistance Passes The $365 Million Mark
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 08:40:30 -0500

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Over the past 18-months, the state of Indiana was affected by severe weather in which the state requested and was granted five presidentially declared disasters. Those declarations resulted in a total over $365,829,399 in disaster assistance to the state. Through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program grants and Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, recovery assistance was available to individuals and state and local governments that were affected by the disasters. Types of assistance includes:

  • Individual Assistance provides financial help or direct services to homeowners and renters who, after a declared disaster, have eligible expenses and needs that are unmet through other means.
  • Public Assistance provides eligible state, local, and certain non-profit organizations reimbursement on a cost-sharing basis for their work to combat storms and repair public infrastructure.
  • The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program was also included in the disaster declarations to enable all Indiana counties to apply for hazard mitigation grants used for projects to reduce vulnerability to future disasters.
  • SBA loans were made available to eligible applicants.

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