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November 10, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Since President Obama declared a major disaster in Vermont on September 1 due to damage from Tropical Storm Irene, more than 6,894 Vermont individuals and families have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Registration is the first step to determine eligibility for individual assistance grants from FEMA and low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. FEMA and SBA have approved more than $43 million in federal aid to individuals, families, businesses and communities.
November 7, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. – It’s not an over-the-top advertisement for a clearance sale at the local car dealer or furniture store: This offer really is good for only one more week.
November 4, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt.— With fewer than one in five eligible Vermonters returning their U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan applications, FEMA and SBA have teamed with Vermont NeighborWorks® Organizations to offer more help with the paperwork. The deadline to return the applications is November 15.
November 1, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. – While Vermonters have spent their fall repairing the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene and buttoning up before winter’s snows arrive, some federal disaster workers have been making the rounds at farmers markets and hardware stores offering some free advice.
October 31, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. – It may be Halloween, but federal and state officials say Vermonters shouldn’t be scared because the last disaster recovery centers will be closing later this week.
October 28, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Over the last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration have brought almost $1 million in new aid to Vermonters recovering from the devastation of Tropical Storm Irene, bringing the total amount of federal disaster assistance to date to $36 million. “We’re gratified to bring this assistance to Vermonters and there will be more help to come,” said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer James N. Russo. “It’s critical that everyone who was affected by Irene be aware that Nov. 15 is the deadline to register with FEMA.”
October 27, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Homeowners who cannot live in their disaster-damaged homes and have used up their initial two months of rental assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency may be eligible for additional rental assistance. In all, FEMA may provide up to 18 months of rental assistance during repairs to a disaster-damaged home.
October 24, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Although the road to the Green Mountain State’s full recovery from the devastation of Tropical Storm Irene will be a long one, much progress has already been made. Recovery is being supported by $34.6 million in federal disaster grants and low-interest loans to Vermont residents and businesses. At the request of Gov. Peter Shumlin, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the registration deadline. Nov. 15 is the new deadline to register for federal disaster assistance. This replaces the prior deadline of Oct. 31.
October 24, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Vermont residents and businesses recovering from the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene have been assisted by more than $16 million in disaster-assistance loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
October 20, 2011
When a disaster strikes and the president declares a federal disaster, money not only goes directly to those in a community affected, but also to the local economy from the temporary workers deployed to support the recovery efforts.