Charleston, WV -- More than $11.4 million dollars is being processed for payment to eligible applicants to reimburse costs of Public Assistance (PA) and provide Individual Assistance (IA) to West Virginians as a result of the Feb. 16 storm according to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and West Virginia Office of Emergency Services (WVOES) officials.
Financial assistance in the amount of $6,519,037 has been obligated to repair or replace disaster-damaged public facilities through FEMA's PA program.
"Public Assistance addresses public needs," said Louis Botta, federal coordinating officer for the FEMA. "Things like roads, schools and various local government facilities that people depend on to help them keep their lives going."
FEMA and the state continue working closely with county and municipal officials providing technical assistance to support the evaluation and review process of the projects for the prompt delivery of the funds.
The total of $4,904,558 has been approved for the Individuals and Households Program (IHP) that includes Housing Assistance (HA) and Other Needs Assistance (ONA). HA may include lodging expense reimbursement, repair assistance and temporary rental assistance. ONA may include medical, dental and funeral expenses; furniture, clothing and some appliances; vehicle costs (up to state limits); and other eligible expenses.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $1,232,900 for 119 home and business loans.
West Virginia counties and aid being processed (including snow dollars given to counties in the eastern and northern panhandles) includes:
- Berkley, $16,751 PA;
- Braxton, $2,167 PA; $31,649 IHP;
- Brooke, $57,387 PA;
- Cabell, $9,517 PA; $379,202 IHP;
- Calhoun, $19,333; $100,820 IHP;
- Fayette, $74,717 IHP;
- Gilmer, $2,185 PA;
- Grant. $22,921 PA;
- Greenbrier, $6,703 PA; $43,779 IHP;
- Hampshire, $17,927 PA;
- Hancock, $7,102 PA;
- Hardy, $34,930 PA;
- Harrison, $53,827 PA; $25,856 IHP;
- Jackson, $41,978 PA; $192,688 IHP;
- Jefferson, $48,444 PA;
- Kanawha, $215,017 PA; $397,314 IHP;
- Lewis, $14,440 PA; $17,757 IHP;
- Lincoln, $33,932; $397,265 IHP;
- Logan, $105,424 IHP;
- Marion, $30,687 PA;
- Marshall, $38,459 PA;
- Mason, $36,012 PA; $153,106 IHP;
- McDowell, $14,653 PA; $427,981 IHP;
- Mercer, $10,476 PA; $235,561 IHP;
- Mineral, $41,414 PA;
- Mingo, $49,558 PA; $1,001,450 IHP;
- Monongalia, $33,765 PA;
- Monroe, $35,748 IHP;
- Morgan, $13,356 PA;
- Nicholas, $61,129 PA; $92,391 IHP;
- Ohio, $59,795 PA;
- Pendleton, $4,539 PA;
- Pocahontas, $15,631 PA;
- Preston, $26,166 PA;
- Putnam, $10,800 PA; $52,127 IHP;
- Raleigh, $7,056 PA; $310,388 IHP;
- Roane, $34,626 PA; $108,565 IHP;
- Summers, $4,165 PA;
- Taylor, $8,095 PA;
- Tucker, $25,197 PA;
- Upshur, $9,109 PA; $10,415 IHP;
- Wayne, $40,377 PA; $356,299 IHP;
- Webster, $14,767 PA; $11,068...