New York Terrorist Attack (DR-1391)

Incident period: September 11, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 11, 2001

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

January 13, 2003
News Release
New York, NY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Applicant Assistance Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Serving applicants impacted by the World Trade Center (WTC) attack, the Assistance Center will resume operations the following day, Tuesday, Jan. 21. Regular hours for the facility (the former DMV Building), which is located at 141 Worth St. in lower Manhattan, are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 23, 2002
News Release
New York, NY -- More than fifteen months after the attack on the World Trade Center, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to provide federal assistance to individuals and families affected by the disaster. To date, over $330 million has been approved through FEMA individual assistance programs.
December 20, 2002
News Release
New York, NY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Applicant Assistance Center will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002 in observance of Christmas Day and Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003 for New Year's Day. The Assistance Center will close early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve at 12:30 p.m. However, this does not affect applicants with previously scheduled appointments. Those with afternoon appointments will be still be seen in the afternoon.
December 17, 2002
News Release
New York, NY -- FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh released funding projections for response and recovery costs associated with the World Trade Center today. The projections forecast how the $8.8 billion allocated to FEMA will be spent as part of the $20 billion allotted by President Bush and Congress in the days immediately after September 11. The projected commitments include funds obligated for specific projects as well as amounts designated for pending projects. FEMA worked with the city and state of New York to finalize eligible projects and costs for federal reimbursement.
December 4, 2002
News Release
New York, NY -- Individuals, families and small businesses affected by the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center still have nearly two months to apply for federal mortgage and rental assistance grants and low-interest loans. January 31, 2003, is the last day applications will be accepted for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mortgage and Rental Assistance (MRA) program. That date is also the deadline for submitting loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related physical or economic injury losses.

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