BISMARCK, N.D. -- State and federal assistance to North Dakotans for spring flooding response and recovery now totals more than $132 million in grants and loans, the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported today.
Here is a recap of disaster aid as of noon Tuesday, December 1:
- $62,352,592 paid to the state on behalf of local, state and tribal governments requesting public assistance reimbursements for debris cleanup, emergency measures and damage to public facilities;
- $6,928,065 paid by the state for its share in public assistance reimbursements;
- $7,781,907 in housing and repairs grants to individuals and households affected by the disaster. Registration closed with 7,382 individuals applying for assistance. More than 5,000 people visited FEMA/state Disaster Recovery Centers established temporarily throughout the disaster area;
- $1,213,229 to individuals for Disaster Unemployment Assistance;
- $18,264,000 in SBA low-interest federal disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and nonprofit organizations;
- $35,711,594 paid to other responding federal agencies, including the Army Corps of Engineers, Coast Guard, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Customs and Border Protection.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.