BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Residents and business owners in Erie, Genesee, Niagara and Orleans counties have only one more week to apply for federal and state disaster assistance to help them recover from damages resulting from the lake-effect storms and flooding from October 12 - 25. The application deadline is December 23, 2006 .
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- State and federal officials announced today that more than $6.7 million in disaster grants and low-interest disaster loans have been approved to aid residents and business owners of Erie , Genesee, Niagara and Orleans counties. More than 19,700 residents who suffered losses as a result of the October lake-effect storms have applied for disaster assistance.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- State and federal officials announced today that nearly $10.6 million in disaster grants and low-interest disaster loans have been approved to aid residents and business owners of Erie, Genesee, Niagara and Orleans counties. More than 19,000 residents who suffered losses as a result of the October lake-effect storms have applied for disaster assistance. The FEMA registration deadline is December 23, 2006. Individuals are urged to call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) (TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech impaired) to register for assistance as soon as possible.
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.
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