Kentucky Disaster Aid Tops $2.9 Million At 30 Days

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Release date: 
March 27, 2000
Release Number: 
1320-17

Frankfort, KY -- More than $2,980,115 has been already approved in federal and state assistance to individuals, families and businesses, as well as state and local governments that incurred losses in the February Kentucky storms and flooding, disaster officials reported.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved 39 low-interest loans for home and personal property. The loans total $1,488,200. Two disaster loans for businesses have been approved for an additional $47,600.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved 277 disaster-housing grants for renters and homeowners totaling $766,365, according to Federal Coordinating Officer Scott Wells of FEMA.

Ninety-four grants have been authorized through the Individual and Family Grant Program administered by the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management. The grants total $413,859. These grants are awarded to eligible applicants that the SBA determined cannot afford a disaster loan.

Thirty new flood insurance policies have been purchased through the Individual and Family Grant Program.

W.R. Padgett, director of the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, said 449 individuals and businesses have registered for disaster assistance. "Local, state and federal governments have partnered closely to locate all disaster victims," Padgett said. "We have worked hard to make sure each victim understands fully the various forms of help and how to get them."

Padgett urges flood victims who haven't called to register should do so by April 28. The toll-free registration number is 1-800-462-9029 (TTY 1-800-462-7585). Individuals with questions about disaster aid or the status of their applications should call 1-800-525-0321.

ASSISTANCE TO GOVERNMENTS

The Public Assistance Program, which reimburses state and local governments and eligible non-profit groups such as electric cooperatives, for disaster-related costs, has to date approved 34 projects for disbursement. The total is $311,691. The federal share is 75 percent with state and local governments contributing 12 percent and 13 percent respectively.

The largest amount approved was for Lewis County. Lewis County's four projects thus far have totaled $92,641 (federal share $69,481. Other projects approved for funding were Flemingsburg, $2,889 (federal share $2,167); Fleming County, $1,840 (federal share $1,380) Vanceburg Electric Plant Board, $2,708 (Federal share $2,031); City of Morehead, $8,979 (federal share $6,734); Rowan County, $136,842 (federal share $102,631). Oldham County, $2,378 (federal share $1,784); Lawrence County, $63,247 (federal share, $47,436); Greenup County, $21,281 (federal share $15,961); Flatwoods, $13,759 (federal share $10,319). Additional grants will be approved in the near future.

Assistance Grants
CountyHousing ChecksHousing AmountIFG ChecksIFG Amount
Bath5$5,0072$1,954
Boyd23$36,2255$2,774
Carter16$58,4165$17,969
Fleming27$88,30710$33,159
Greenup67...

 

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February 19, 2013 - 13:37
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