WICHITA, Kan. -- Monday is the last day for Kansas residents and business owners who were affected by the severe storms, tornados and flooding from May 4 to June 1 to apply for disaster assistance, said officials at the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
August 6 is the last day applications will be accepted for Individual Assistance. Federal and state disaster recovery officials urge those who have not applied to do so as soon as possible by calling the toll-free registration number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585 for those with speech or hearing impairments. Individuals can also register for disaster assistance online at www.fema.gov.
Individuals may contact SBA by calling 800-659-2955 or by visiting SBA's Web site at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance. Those with hearing impairments can call 800-877-8339.
After the application deadline, FEMA's toll-free phone lines will still be available to assist those who have already registered. Applicants who have questions about the disaster assistance programs or questions about the status of their previously filed applications should continue to use FEMA's toll-free number.
FEMA's temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to the SBA to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.
FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.