Minneapolis, MN -- Natural disasters bring destruction, heartbreaking loss, and a long recovery period for victims. In the aftermath, disasters also bring people together from various backgrounds to support others in need. The implementation of Project Linus in Granite Falls is just one of many such examples of how volunteerism crosses denominations and connects various organizations in order to achieve a common goal.
Minneapolis, MN -- If tornado victims still have questions about disaster assistance, representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and other agencies will be available at the SBA loan assistance center, located at the Granite Falls City Hall on the second floor, beginning Monday, August 14. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., until further notice.
Minneapolis, MN -- More than $3 million in federal and state disaster aid grants have been approved for victims of the severe storms, flooding and the July 25th tornado since Minnesota was declared a major disaster area on June 27. So far, of the 3,542 who registered for disaster assistance, 2,226 grants have been issued, totaling $3,307,744, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials. This aid is in the form of disaster housing assistance and Individual and Family Grants to cover serious disaster-related needs.
If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.
Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
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