JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have approved more than $10.8 million in total assistance for survivors of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred in Mississippi from April 28 to May 3. The following is a breakdown of that assistance.
SBA disaster loans for homeowners and renters
- More than $6.6 million in low-interest disaster loans has been approved by SBA for 95 homeowners and renters.
FEMA Individual Assistance
- More than $4.2 million in FEMA Individual Assistance grants has been approved to help Mississippi disaster survivors recover, including:
- Nearly $3.2 million approved for housing grants, including short-term rental assistance and home repair costs.
- More than $1 million approved to help cover other essential disaster-related needs such as medical and dental expenses and lost personal possessions.
- More than 4,600 people have contacted FEMA for help, information or referrals to other sources of disaster assistance.
- 2,411 (99 percent) home inspections completed.
- Nearly 4,000 visits to disaster recovery centers by people affected by the disaster.
Total Federal Assistance for survivors
- More than $10.8 million in total federal disaster assistance has been approved by FEMA and SBA.