Fact Sheets

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application holds many benefits for the residents of New Mexico affected by the ongoing wildfires who apply for FEMA disaster assistance.

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Residents of Colfax, Lincoln, Mora, San Miguel and Valencia counties, who have damage from ongoing wildfires may be eligible for federal disaster assistance from the FEMA Individual Assistance grant program. It may be months before everyone can return to their property to assess the damage. You can apply now for federal assistance, before you return home, even without insurance adjustor information.

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If you received a letter from FEMA saying that the information you provided is incomplete, or that you are ineligible for disaster assistance, you have the right to appeal the decision within 60 days of the date on the letter.

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New Mexicans with uninsured losses should apply for FEMA Individual Assistance as soon as possible. Residents who have insurance should file their insurance claims prior to applying with FEMA.

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New Mexico residents should be aware that con artists and criminals may try to obtain money or steal personal information through fraud, scams or identity theft. In some cases, thieves try to apply with FEMA using names, addresses and Social Security numbers they have stolen from residents affected by a disaster.

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Last updated November 2, 2020