(As of Nov. 29, 2020, unless otherwise noted)
- The deadline to apply with FEMA for disaster assistance is Nov. 30. Survivors may apply by visiting DisasterAssistance.gov, checking the FEMA mobile app, or by calling 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). The toll-free telephone lines operate 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. PST, seven days a week.
- 309 individuals and households have been approved for more than $1.5 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
- Nearly $8.3 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 67 homeowners and renters and two businesses as of Nov. 30.
- More than $1 million in grants approved for housing repairs or replacement for 193 homeowners.
- $509,702 in grants have been approved for personal property, transportation and other disaster-related serious needs for 260 applicants.
- 662 home inspections have been issued with 99 percent completed.
- Marion County has been approved to participate in FEMA’s Direct Temporary Housing Program.
- Survivors do not apply for Direct Temporary Housing, rather FEMA will contact applicants who are eligible and meet the criteria established for the program.
- FEMA is contacting eligible survivors to determine their interest and explain the program. Based on the information provided by the applicant, FEMA determines the type of housing that will best meet the needs of each survivor’s family.
- Assistance is available for up to 18 months from the date of the disaster declaration (Sept. 15, 2020 through March 15, 2022) while survivors work toward their long-term housing solution.
Outreach to Survivors:
- There have been five Speaker’s Bureau events in Marion County, providing information regarding FEMA programs throughout disaster-affected communities.