Olympia, WA -- Washington residents and businesses have received $129.7 million in recovery aid for damages caused by the Feb. 28 Nisqually earthquake, state and federal officials said today.
Processing continues on assistance applications that were filed in accordance with the June 30 registration deadline. The 41,032 registrations from this disaster exceeds the combined total of all other previous Washington disasters, 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, $50.02 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 36,808 damage verifications in the declared counties. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $76.82 million in low--interest loans to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes.
The Individual and Family Grant program has approved $2.86 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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