West Salem, WI -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Wisconsin residents and businesses following the recent storms and flooding. The following information is a summary of the ongoing recovery efforts to date:
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) REGISTRATIONS
The major disaster declaration made 12 counties eligible for the Individual Assistance program. Over 700 individuals in those designated counties have applied with FEMA for disaster assistance.
- If you have not registered with FEMA call (800) 462--9029.
- For those who need information on assistance programs or the status of their application, FEMA has established a toll--free HELPLINE. Anyone with questions about disaster assistance programs is encouraged to call (800) 525--0321. Those with hearing or speech impairments can call (TTY) (800) 462--7585. Please call Monday -- Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Disaster Housing Assistance Program helps people who cannot or should not live in their homes because of damage or other disaster--related reasons. The purpose of the program is to make sure people have a safe place to live until their homes can be repaired.
- 389 disaster housing registrations approved
- $585,535 eligible amount for disaster housing
INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY GRANT PROGRAM
The IFG program provide funds for the necessary expenses and serious needs of disaster victims, which cannot be met through other forms of disaster assistance or through other means such as insurance. Eligible categories include real and personal property, medical, dental, funeral and transportation.
- 277 applications have been received for the Individual and Family Grant Program
- $13,296 approved for Individual and Family Grant Program
The major disaster declaration made 17 counties eligible for the public assistance program. To date, 192 requests for public assistance have been received. The program provides funds to eligible municipalities, public agencies and qualified private non--profit organizations for approved costs of debris removal, emergency protective measures, road repairs, repair of water control facilities, and restoration of buildings, utilities, and recreational facilities. Below is a county--by--county breakdown of requests for public assistance: