Indiana Disaster Assistance over $58 Million

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Release date: 
December 19, 2008
Release Number: 
1795-053

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Federal disaster assistance for Indiana residents affected by the Sept. 12 through Oct. 6 storms and flooding is over $58 million. The assistance is in the form of grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

To date, 25,950 homeowners and renters have applied for disaster assistance.

  • $58,670,238 in grants and loans have been approved for Indiana applicants, which includes:
    • $27,029,050 in housing assistance to cover temporary rental assistance, home repairs and replacement.
    • $5,483,288 in other needs assistance to cover essential personal property losses, medical, dental, funeral, transportation or other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance.
    • $26,157,900 in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans has been approved.


  • 17,374 SBA disaster loan applications have been issued to homeowners and business owners.

  • 20,499 home inspections have been completed.

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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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