Approved Aid for Nisqually Earthquake Reaches $103.85 Million

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Release date: 
June 15, 2001
Release Number: 
1361-81

Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies have approved $103.85 million in aid to help Washington residents and businesses following the Nisqually earthquake.

The following are highlights of the ongoing disaster response and recovery efforts since the Presidential disaster declaration on March 1, as of close of business June 14.

  • Since the disaster declaration, $43.7 million in aid has been approved for temporary disaster housing assistance and minimal repair grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
  • Inspectors have completed 31,558 damage verifications in the declared counties.
  • The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than $57.7 million in low-interest loans to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes.
  • The Individual and Family Grant program has approved $2.45 million for residents affected by the earthquake. Grants are to assist with serious disaster-related needs and necessary expenses not covered by insurance or other disaster programs.
  • The number of applications made for disaster assistance through FEMA's toll-free registration line totaled 35,382 at the close of business, June 14.

State and federal officials continue to urge disaster victims to call the FEMA registration number at

1-800-462-9029 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. The deadline to register is June 30, 2001.

For the designated counties the total number of applicants and assistance approved to date for temporary disaster rental assistance and minimal repair grants are:
CountyRegistrationsApproved Temporary Housing AidSBA Approved Disaster Loans
Benton46$62,283$35,200
Chelan68$36,601$6,000
Clallam104$106,195$59,900
Clark166$195,301$92,600
Cowlitz122$237,419$231,200
Grays Harbor1520$2,819,534$1,155,800
Island92$121,961$118,800
Jefferson82$102,508$106,600
King14127$16,932,662$28,624,200
Kitsap2431$2,912,017$3,496,500
Kittitas84$79,951$19,700
Lewis1056$1,582,618$1,641,000
Mason708$992,314$926,700
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Last Updated: 
May 14, 2013 - 11:38
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