NOTE TO EDITORS: A county breakdown follows this news release.
NORTH CAROLINA DISASTER ASSISTANCE TOPS $12 MILLION FOR INDIVIDUALS
Federal aid to state and local governments adds $3.7 million more
RALEIGH, N.C. – Federal and state disaster assistance grants and loans totaling more than
$12.4 million are helping North Carolinians recover from the April 16 severe storms and tornadoes.
Through Thursday, May 26, 2011:
The June 20 deadline to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance is less than a month away. The same deadline applies for U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan applications.
- · More than $4.3 million has been approved from FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program for temporary housing and home repairs.
- · Nearly $1.7 million has been approved in Other Needs Assistance, a joint state-federal program that helps replace personal property and pay medical, dental, transportation and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other federal, state and charitable aid programs.
- · Almost $6.4 million has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters and businesses.
“While FEMA grant assistance covers some immediate needs, SBA disaster loans provide the bulk of federal assistance for individuals and business’s long-term recovery,” said Michael Bolch, federal coordinating officer. “To complete the federal disaster recovery process and receive all federal assistance available, survivors must complete and return their SBA disaster loan application.”