Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 29, 2018
Individual Assistance Applications
Total Individual & Households Program
Dollars Approved: $335,345.11
Designated Counties (Individual Assistance):Rota (Municipality), Saipan (Municipality), Tinian (Municipality)
How to Apply
The CNMI Office of the Governor, Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management encourages residents and local businesses who sustained property loss or damage from Typhoon Mangkhut to apply for Disaster Survivor Assistance.
***Currently, the *best* method to register for disaster assistance in the CNMI is by speaking directly with Disaster Survivor Assistance personnel at a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC).***
While disaster survivors can also register online by visiting www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362, registering in-person is preferable because the Disaster Survivor Assistance staff is able to ensure the CNMI addresses are accurately reflected in our system.
What to Bring with You
To ensure a faster, more efficient application process, obtain the following information PRIOR to heading to the nearest Disaster Assistance designated site:
- Social Security Number (one per household)
- Address of the damaged home or apartment
- Description of the damage
- Information about insurance coverage (ensure you obtain policy no. information)
- Telephone number
- Mailing address
- Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds
The Declaration includes both Individual Assistance and Public Assistance to help people and communities recover from Typhoon Mangkhut.
Individual Assistance is provided by FEMA directly to eligible individuals and families who have sustained losses due to disasters.
Details regarding Individual Assistance:
- Homeowners and renters on the islands of Rota, Saipan and Tinian who sustained damage to their primary homes, vehicles and personal property as a result of Typhoon Mangkhut may apply for disaster assistance.
- Disaster assistance may include grants to help pay for temporary housing to include rental and lodging expense, emergency home repairs, uninsured and underinsured personal property losses, and medical, dental and funeral expenses caused by the disaster, along with other serious disaster-related expenses.
- Disaster assistance grants are not taxable income and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid, medical waiver programs, welfare assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, food stamps, Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance.
- Low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA) may be available for businesses of all sizes (including landlords), private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters. Low-interest disaster loans help fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged real estate and personal property. Economic Injury disaster loans are available to businesses and private nonprofits to assist with working capital needs as a direct result of the disaster.
- Federal assistance is geared towards residents who incurred uninsured losses specifically related to Typhoon Mangkhut. A home inspection is part of the eligibility process. Residents will be contacted shortly after registration to arrange home inspection appointments.
Disaster Recovery Centers
The CNMI Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HSEM) has identified permanent sites for Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) on the islands of Rota, Saipan and Tinian.
Beginning Thursday, October 11, 2018, the following sites will be open to allow homeowners, renters and business owners impacted by Typhoon Mangkhut to register for Disaster Assistance. These sites will be open Mondays through Fridays from 9AM to 6PM and Saturdays, from 10AM to 4PM ( CLOSED on Sundays ):
The Tinian Mayor’s Office would like to notify the Tinian community that a Lot No. is required upon registration. Lot No. information may be obtained from the Dept. of Public Lands (DPL) and will cost .50 cents per copy.
The *best* method to register for disaster assistance in the CNMI is by visiting your nearest DRC to ensure accurate physical addresses are reflected in FEMA’s system.
In addition to providing opportunities to register for disaster assistance, DRCs provide a location for disaster survivors to check the status of their applications, to submit documentation and to speak with representatives from other agencies that assist in disaster recovery, such as the Small Business Administration.
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Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved
Total Individual & Households Program (IHP) - Dollars Approved*
Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved*
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved*
Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved*
Public Assistance - Dollars Approved
If and when public assistance obligated dollar information is available for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.
* Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
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