Spend FEMA Funds for Specified Disaster-Related Expenses

Release Date:
March 6, 2023

As eligible Georgia homeowners and renters begin receiving disaster funds from FEMA for rental assistance, home repairs or other categories of assistance, it is important to keep track of your spending. Use the money for the specified reason stated in the FEMA letter.

Helpful Tips

  • Approved applicants in Butts, Henry, Jasper, Meriwether, Newton, Pike, Spalding and Troup counties will receive a letter from FEMA that provides information about the types of assistance they are eligible to receive, and the amount of assistance FEMA is providing for each eligible need. These may include:
  • Home repairs (e.g., structure, water, septic and sewage systems). Homeowners approved for FEMA’s Home Repair Assistance may receive additional mitigation funding for their owner-occupied primary residences to help them rebuild stronger. Mitigation funding addresses roof repair to withstand higher winds and help prevent water seeping in.
  • Rental assistance for a different place to live temporarily
  • Repair or replacement of a damaged primary vehicle
  • Uninsured out-of-pocket medical expenses for an injury caused by the disaster
  • Increased childcare expenses
  • Repair or replacement of specialized occupational tools
  • Essential educational materials (e.g., computers, schoolbooks, supplies)
  • Moving and storage expenses related to the tornadoes and other disaster-related expenses

To Apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance

For the latest information on Georgia’s recovery from the severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes, visit fema.gov/disaster/4685. You may also follow @GeorgiaEMAHS/Twitter, Facebook.com/GeorgiaEMAHS, @FEMARegion4/Twitter and Facebook.com/FEMA.

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