ALBANY, N.Y. -- More than $19.1 million has been approved for assistance to homeowners, renters, businesses, and public entities that suffered damage from the November 2006 storms and flooding, announced officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO).
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New Yorkers who receive disaster grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or New York State will not pay additional taxes, lose their Social Security benefits or give up income-based benefit programs. FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Marianne C. Jackson said, "A state or federal grant to individuals does not add to their taxable income, as long as the grant is given as assistance to recover from a disaster."
ALBANY, N.Y. -- More than $6.89 million has been approved for families and individuals as well as public entities that suffered damage from the November storms and flooding, according to figures released today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO). Here is an update of recovery activities from FEMA and SEMO as of close of business Wednesday, February 28. The approved dollar amounts will continue to rise as more applications are processed.
Individual Assistance - Dollars ApprovedIndividual Assistance Definitions
Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.
Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.
Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.
|Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved:||Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved*||Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved*||Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*|
Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
|Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated*||Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated*||Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*|