Fact Sheets

Disaster Recovery Centers have begun to open and are staffed with specialists who can help you update your FEMA applications and learn about South Carolina state and community programs and other available assistance.

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After a disaster, some survivors find that a FEMA grant and their insurance settlement, if they are insured, do not give them all the funds they need to restore their home to its pre-disaster condition. Low interest, long-term disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration help homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and some nonprofit organizations recover.

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Después de un desastre, algunos sobrevivientes se encuentran con que la subvención de FEMA y la liquidación del seguro, si están asegurados, no les proporcionan todos los fondos que necesitan para restaurar su casa y devolverla al estado que tenía antes del desastre. Los préstamos a largo plazo y tasa de interés baja por desastre que ofrece la Agencia Federal de Pequeñas Empresas (SBA, por sus siglas en inglés) ayudan a los propietarios de viviendas, inquilinos, empresas de todos los tamaños y algunas organizaciones sin fines de lucro a recuperarse del desastre.

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South Carolina residents who applied for assistance from FEMA after sustaining damage from Hurricane Ian Sept. 25 to Oct. 4 will receive a determination letter from FEMA. It may say the applicant is ineligible for assistance, but that is not a denial. Applicants are given a reason for the ineligibility and told what they need to do to become eligible. Often, they need only send more information.

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Read your FEMA letter carefully - If you are eligible for FEMA assistance, the letter will state the dollar amount of your grant and how the funds should be used. If your letter states that you are ineligible at this time, the letter will explain why and tell you how you can appeal that decision.

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Last updated November 2, 2020