Indiana Disaster Assistance Tops $60 Million

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Release date: 
January 9, 2009
Release Number: 
1795-057

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Federal disaster assistance for Indiana residents and businesses affected by the Sept. 12 through Oct. 6 storms and flooding has surpassed $60 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, 26,018 homeowners, renters and business owners have applied for disaster assistance.

  • $60,489,656 in grants and loans have been approved for Indiana applicants, which includes:

    • $27,370,021 in housing assistance to cover temporary rental assistance, home repairs and replacement.

    • $5,582,135 in other needs assistance to cover essential personal property losses, medical, dental, funeral, transportation or other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance.

    • $27,537,500 in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans has been approved.

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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