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Specialists with FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to meet with applicants impacted by the Champlain Towers South building collapse.
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Scammers may contact those impacted by the Champlain Towers South collapse and try to extract money or information on the pretext of helping them seek assistance.
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Survivors and next of kin have until Aug. 24, 2021 to apply for FEMA assistance after the Champlain Towers South building collapse.
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At 1:23 a.m. on June 24, 2021 a large section of the Champlain Towers South condominium building in Surfside, Florida, collapsed. On June 25, President Biden signed an Emergency Declaration authorizing federal assistance to local and state resources. Federal agencies immediately mobilized to support the search operation, support for survivors, funding for the emergency operation and investigation of the cause of the tragedy.
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FEMA’s Public Assistance program (PA) provides supplemental assistance to states, territories, tribal, and local governments, as well as certain private nonprofit organizations. The program provides funding for emergency response to save lives and property as well as debris removal and restoration of community infrastructure.
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