BISMARCK, N.D. – More than $396 million in federal and state disaster assistance has now been obligated to North Dakotans for this year’s spring flooding, and so far 1,037 Temporary Housing Units (THUs) have been occupied on private and group sites by residents working toward permanent housing plans.
By Oct. 20 close of business, 10,213 individuals had registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $238,292,000 in low-interest disaster loans to residents and businesses. The deadline for applying for FEMA assistance and SBA loans is Nov. 21.
FEMA's Public Assistance program has awarded more than $61.3 million for 1,134 approved infrastructure projects, including emergency services, debris removal and school repairs. Individual assistance funds approved are more than $94.5 million for repairs, rental assistance and other needs.
Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), funded by FEMA and administered by Job Service North Dakota, has provided more than $1.88 million to residents who are unemployed because of the flood disaster.
Additionally, $817,611 has been allocated for a state-managed crisis counseling program to help individuals and communities cope with after-effects of the disaster.