DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO NORTH CAROLINIANS TOPS $13.5 MILLION
Federal aid to state and local governments adds more than $4.1 million
RALEIGH, N.C. – More than $13.5 million in federal and state disaster assistance grants and loans are helping North Carolinians recover from the severe storms and tornadoes of April 16.
June 20 is the deadline to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance and to apply for U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans.
Through Thursday, June 2:
- More than $4.5 million has been approved from FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program for temporary housing and home repairs.
- More than $1.7 million has been approved in Other Needs Assistance to help replace personal property and pay certain other disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other aid.
- More than $7.3 million has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for low-interest disaster loans for homes and businesses.
In addition, more than $4.1 million has gone to North Carolina from FEMA Public Assistance, a cost-share reimbursement program in which FEMA pays 75 percent of the cost of eligible projects and the state pays the 25 percent nonfederal share. This federal funding goes to local governments, state agencies and eligible nonprofit organizations for emergency measures, debris removal and repair and replacement of public facilities damaged by the storms.
- Nearly 9,000 people have registered with FEMA for state and federal disaster assistance.
- More than 4,700 SBA disaster loan applications have been sent to homeowners and renters, of which less than 13 percent have been returned to SBA.
- More than 4,600 residents visited Disaster Recovery Centers at 22 lo...