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March 21, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 21-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible survivors from Hurricane Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels. The new checkout date for those in the TSA program is April 14, 2013. FEMA is calling applicants eligible for the extension to notify them of the new checkout date.
March 20, 2013
Updates
Starbuck Ballner’s parents were fans of Battlestar Gallactica, which featured a character named Starbuck. He’s a 26-year-old Operations and Administrative Coordinator for the volunteer group NECHAMA Jewish Response to Disaster. Nechama is the Hebrew word for comfort. Starbuck’s teams have been in New York and New Jersey mucking, hauling, deconstructing and rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. He started in disaster recovery with AmeriCorps and All Hands Volunteers before becoming a volunteer organizer for his current group.
March 19, 2013
Blog entry
Three months ago, if someone had told me I’d spend my first job out of college being interviewed by a Russian news channel in Manhattan, I’d probably think they were confusing me with somebody else.  But now, as a local hire supporting Hurricane Sandy recovery in New York, I’m fully engaged with media and spreading information about disaster assistance.
March 19, 2013
Updates
New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy may be eligible for recovery assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, federal partners, the state, local municipalities and voluntary organizations. Individual Assistance Survivors who register may be eligible for federal grants to help cover various disaster-related expenses, including rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. The registration deadline is March 29.
March 19, 2013
Updates
  The Federal Emergency Management Agency, federal partners, the state, local municipalities and voluntary organizations are working to address recovery needs of New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy. Resources to Meet Critical Needs Disaster Legal Services The New York State Bar Association has established a helpline to assist Hurricane Sandy survivors with legal questions. Call 800-699-5636, Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm. Disaster Unemployment Assistance
March 18, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – New York renters may be eligible for additional grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. To find out if renters qualify, they must complete and submit their disaster loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration. No one has to accept an SBA disaster loan. But information provided on that loan application may be used to help determine eligibility for a variety of FEMA programs that can help renters rebuild their lives.
March 15, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK — Disaster assistance to New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy:
March 15, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – Survivors of Hurricane Sandy have two weeks to register for possible disaster assistance and to return applications for low-interest disaster loans to the U.S. Small Business Administration. The deadline for both is March 29. FEMA urges everyone who sustained losses from Hurricane Sandy to register, including those who have insurance. Insurance may not cover all losses. The 13 designated counties are: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.
March 14, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK — Since Hurricane Sandy struck New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $733 million in Public Assistance grants to reimburse state, tribal and local governments and eligible private nonprofits for some of the costs of emergency response, debris removal and repairing or rebuilding damaged public facilities. More than 326 grants have been approved so far. Here are some of the recent reimbursements: Debris removal
March 14, 2013
Updates
In the aftermath of a disaster, survivors should watch out for people trying to take advantage during their most vulnerable time. There are a few steps survivors can take to protect against fraud and ensure they’re dealing with honest people. When receiving offers for state or federal aid

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