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2013 Colorado Floods: FEMA Individual Assistance Overview

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September 10, 2018
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FEMA Individual Assistance Program Overview

The FEMA Individuals and Households Program (IHP) provides financial assistance and/or direct services to disaster survivors if they are unable to meet these needs through other means.

Individual Assistance Programs

  • Residents of 11 Colorado counties were able to register for Individual Assistance with FEMA.
  • Statewide, 28,169 individuals or households registered for assistance in the counties designated for Individual Assistance.
  • FEMA provided more than $61,628,646 through the Individual Assistance Program; $56,698,793 for rental assistance and home repair, and $4,929,852 in Other Needs Assistance (ONA) which can include eligible disaster-related expenses such as medical and dental expenses.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved $110,542,300 in low-interest disaster loans to repair damaged homes and businesses. $80,624,300 was approved for individuals and $29,918,800 for businesses and private non-profit organizations.
  • SBA Business Recovery Centers in Estes Park, Greeley, Longmont and Loveland received 933 visits. SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Aurora, Colorado Springs and Golden received 403 visits.
  • Disaster Recovery Centers were located in 21 communities and received 22,314 visits from applicants while in operation.
  • The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program, which is managed by the State of Colorado and funded by FEMA, provided $329,449 in benefits. An additional $125,028 was paid in administrative costs.
  • Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) was provided until December 14, 2013, which allowed displaced residents to stay in hotel rooms until more permanent housing became available. The cost of TSA was $2,345,663.

Direct Housing Mission

  • Due to a lack of available housing resources in and around the declared area, a direct housing mission was initiated. At its peak, 47 households were licensed into 54 Manufactured Housing Units.


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September 10, 2018 - 16:30