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Nearly $4.3 Million Approved For Disaster Applicants In Illinois

Release date: 
June 14, 2002
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Springfield, IL -- Nearly $ 4.3 million in disaster grants and low-interest loans has been approved for more than half of the 2,463 Illinois residents who have called to apply for assistance. Residents in a total 68 counties throughout central and southern Illinois may be eligible for disaster assistance.

According to figures released by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the close of business on June 13, the following numbers of people have applied for or received assistance:

  • 2,463 Applications have been received (1-800-621-3362)
  • 303 Rental assistance grants approved totaling $206,313.00
  • 1,004 Emergency essential repair grants approved totaling $1,715,950.00
  • 24 SBA low-interest loans approved totaling $1,785,700
  • 280 Individual and Family Grants approved, totaling $571,233

Toll-Free Application Number Continues To Operate

Individuals, families, and business owners who suffered losses, which occurred between April 21 and May 23 in the 68 declared counties, should apply for disaster assistance by calling FEMA's toll-free number, 1 800 621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1 800 462-7585 for the speech or hearing impaired. These numbers are available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The SBA has opened temporary disaster loan assistance offices in six Illinois counties to help individuals and businesses with their disaster loan applications. The offices will be open until further notice at these locations and times:

Mt. Vernon - 227 South 9th Street
Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 15 ONLY - from 8 a.m. to noon

Edwardsville - Madison County Government Admin. Bldg. (ground floor) 157 N. Main Street
Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 15 ONLY - from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Decatur - American Red Cross Mid Illinois Chapter
500 East Lake Shore Dr., Decatur
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 15 ONLY - from 8 a.m. to noon

Cairo - 1st National Bank (Corner of 8th St. & Washington St.)
800 Washington Street
Monday- Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 15 ONLY - from 9 a.m. to noon

Springfield - Property Management Center
200 East Lake Drive, Springfield
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday - not open

Fairview Heights - Fairview Heights Fire Station # 1
10045 Bunkum Road
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 15 ONLY - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Officials urge applicants to complete their loan application and return it as soon as possible, even if they have not received a final settlement from their insurance company. If the loan application is not returned it will delay other forms of disaster assistance.

Disaster Housing Assistance

Individuals and families whose permanent homes were damaged or destroyed by the recent tornadoes, severe storms and flooding, and are in a declared county may be eligible for Disaster Housing Assistance. This assistance may be used for alternate rental housing, emergency essential repairs to make a residence habitable, or mortgage or rental assistance in cases ...

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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