HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Applicants who received denial letters declaring them ineligible for disaster assistance can follow a process to appeal decisions, according to state and federal officials. Common reasons for denial include: adequate insurance coverage; damage to a secondary home, not a primary residence; duplicate applications made from the same address; and inability to prove occupancy or ownership.
HONOLULU, Hawaii. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Hawaii State Civil Defense officials continue working in partnership to help Hawaii residents and businesses as they continue their recovery from the severe storms and flooding. More than 275 people were able to visit the state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) before their closings at the end of this week.
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Kahala Mall will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration Business Recovery Center (BRC) beginning Tuesday, May 30. The DRC was originally staffed by federal, state and local officials and by volunteer agencies to provide disaster assistance information and to answer questions from residents and business owners who suffered damages as a result of the severe storms. DRC operations at Kahala Mall will end Saturday, May 27, at close of business, 5 p.m.
Individual Assistance - Dollars ApprovedIndividual Assistance Definitions
Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.
Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.
Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.
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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.
|Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated*||Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated*||Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*|