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FEMA provides several types of grants following a presidentially declared disaster. Individual Assistance offers help to individuals and families; Public Assistance assists state, local and tribal governments, and certain private nonprofit agencies; and Hazard Mitigation assists state, local, tribal, and territorial governments in reducing long-term risk.

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If you have initiated a claim with your insurance provider, it is important that you share that information with FEMA during the application process to establish your eligibility status. Here are some of the reasons why sharing this information with FEMA can help:

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Pennsylvania homeowners in Bedford, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and York counties whose furnaces, septic systems, bridges and/or wells were damaged between Aug. 31, 2021 - Sep. 5, 2021 by the remnants of Hurricane Ida may be eligible for financial assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.

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Twitter Space discussing what disaster assistance is available to individuals in the State of New York who were affected by the Hurricane Ida back in early September. We are working closely with New York State officials, local leaders, and other partners to connect survivors with the resources they need to start their recovery.

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Lodging Expense Reimbursement (LER)

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Are you a homeowner who received FEMA assistance for home repairs? Did you later discover that your furnace was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Ida?

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Next to insurance, a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration is the primary source of funds for New Jersey survivors to make property repairs and for replacing contents destroyed by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

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If FEMA sent you a letter saying you are ineligible for assistance after Hurricane Ida damaged your home, you still have options. People are considered ineligible typically for one of several common reasons.

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New Jersey residents affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida’s storms and rains don’t need to wait for a visit from a FEMA housing inspector or their insurance company to start cleaning up and making repairs.

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FEMA inspectors record disaster-caused damage. They do not determine if you’re eligible for FEMA assistance or the amount or type of assistance that FEMA can offer. It is important to respond when they try to contact you.

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Last updated November 2, 2020