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Fact Sheet: FEMA Individuals and Households Program in Nebraska

Release date: 
April 4, 2019
Release Number: 
DR 4420 NE FS 001

FEMA Individuals and Households Program in Nebraska


The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individuals and Households Program provides financial help or direct services to eligible Nebraska residents who have necessary disaster-caused expenses and serious needs if they are unable to meet these needs through other means. These forms of help are available:

  • Housing Assistance (including temporary housing, repair, replacement; and
  • Other Needs Assistance (including personal property and other disaster-damaged items)



Temporary Housing: Money to rent a temporary place to stay.

Housing Repair: Money for homeowners to repair damage from the disaster that is not covered by insurance. The goal is to repair the home to a safe and sanitary living or functioning condition. FEMA will not pay to return a home to its condition before the disaster. Repair and replacement items include:

  • Structural parts of a home (foundation, outside walls, roof)
  • Windows, doors, floors, walls, ceilings, cabinets
  • Septic or sewage system
  • Well or other water system
  • Heating, ventilating, air-conditioning system
  • Utilities (electrical, plumbing, gas systems)
  • Entrance and exit ways from the home, including privately owned access roads
  • Blocking, leveling and anchoring of a mobile home and reconnecting or resetting its sewer, water, electrical and fuel lines and tanks



The Other Needs Assistance provision of the Individuals and Households Program provides grants for uninsured, disaster-related necessary expenses and serious needs. Assistance includes:

  • Medical and dental expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Repair, cleaning or replacement of:
  • Clothing
  • Household items (room furnishings, appliances)
  • Specialized tools or protective clothing and equipment required for your job
  • Necessary educational materials (computers, school books, supplies)
  • Cleanup items (wet/dry vacuum, air purifier, dehumidifier)
  • Fuel (fuel, chain saw, firewood)
  • Vehicles damaged by the disaster, or public transportation or other transportation costs
  • Moving and storage expenses related to the disaster (including evacuation, storage or the return of property to a home)
  • The cost of a National Flood Insurance Program group flood insurance policy to meet flood insurance requirements.





Last Updated: 
April 9, 2019 - 14:23