SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- More than $15.4 million in federal disaster assistance grants and loans has been approved so far by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for Illinois residents who suffered damages and losses during the severe storms and flooding June 1 through July 22.
To date, 3,303 homeowners and renters from the 18 designated counties have applied for disaster assistance.
- $7,621,401 in grants has been approved for Illinois applicants.
- $6,813,454 in housing assistance to cover temporary rental assistance, home repairs and replacement.
- $807,946 in Other Needs Assistance to cover essential personal property losses, medical, dental, funeral, transportation or other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance.
- $7,835,800 in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans has been approved for 153 disaster assistance applicants.
- 1,815 disaster loan applications have been issued to residents and 556 to business owners.
Qualified residents in 18 counties are eligible for individual assistance from FEMA. County-by-county, the approved assistance and number of applicants as of August 26 are:
Three SBA Centers will remain open until Thursday, August 28. They are:
Dallas City Elementary School
921 Creamery Hill Road
Dallas City, IL 62330
Hours:? Monday ? Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Closes: Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 5:30 p.m.
Rock Island County
Milan Municipal Building
405 East 1st St
Milan, IL 61264
Hours:? Monday ? Friday, 9 a.m. ? 6 p.m.
Closes:? Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 6 p.m.
Michelsen?s Office Furniture
8020 N. 2nd St
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Hours: ?Monday ? Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closes: Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 6 p.m.
The 18 counties designated eligible for Individual Assistance are: Adams, Calhoun, Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Hancock, Henderson, Jasper, Jersey, Lake, Lawrence, Mercer, Rock Island, Whiteside and Winnebago. Individual Assistance can include grants to help pay for temporary housing, essential home repairs and other necessary disaster-related expenses not covered by other sources.
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