LINCROFT, N.J. -- Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Superstorm Sandy by the numbers as of August 12:
Total Federal Assistance: $5.5 billion
- $3.5 billion in total National Flood Insurance Program payments made on claims to date
- $409.9 million in FEMA grants disbursed for individuals and households
- $353 million for housing assistance
- $56.9 million for other needs
- $814.8 in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses
- $808.8 million obligated in FEMA Public Assistance grants to state agencies, local communities and certain private nonprofit organizations that serve the public
- 261,883 people contacted FEMA for help or information
- 126,905 housing inspections completed
Individuals can check on the status of their applications at DisasterAssistance.gov, via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov, or by calling 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362.
Survivors can ask questions about their SBA disaster home or business loan applications by calling 800-659-2955 or TTY 800-877-8339 or emailing email@example.com.
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.
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