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Release date: 
September 16, 2013
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LINCROFT, N.J. -- Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Superstorm Sandy by the numbers as of September 16:

Total Federal Assistance: $5.6 billion

  • $3.5 billion in total National Flood Insurance Program payments made on claims to date
  • $413 million in FEMA grants disbursed for individuals and households
    • $355.8 million for housing assistance
    • $57.2 million for other needs
  • $823.3 million in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses
  • $886 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to state agencies, local communities and certain private nonprofit organizations that serve the public
  • 261,883 people contacted FEMA for help or information
  • 126,994 housing inspections completed

Individuals can check on the status of their applications at, via smartphone or tablet at, or by calling 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362.

Survivors can ask questions about their SBA disaster home or business loan applications by calling 800-659-2955 or TTY 800-877-8339 or emailing

Survivors who have questions about their flood insurance claims and the appeals process can call 800-427-4661.

Additional resources are available online at and



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Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 12:08