Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies report disaster recovery aid is more than $125 million for Washington residents and businesses following the Nisqually earthquake, February 28. Assistance totals increase daily as assistance applications continue to be processed after the June 30 registration deadline. The 40,920 registrations from this disaster is greater than all other Washington disasters combined, recovery officials said.
The following information shows current total assistance numbers for the 22 declared counties and 24 Tribal Nations within the declared areas.
- Since the March 1 Presidential declaration, nearly $49.4 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 36,639 damage verifications in the declared counties.
- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved almost $73 million in low-interest loans to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes.
- The Individual and Family Grant program has approved more than $2.7 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.
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