NASHVILLE –Disaster survivors in Bradley and Hamilton counties have until June 23, 2020 to register with FEMA for assistance. To date, more than $4 million in federal grants and disaster loans have been approved for homeowners, renters and businesses recovering from the April 12-13 tornadoes.
As of May 21, Bradley and Hamilton counties have 272 households approved for more than $1 million in FEMA assistance, including more than $810,000 for housing expenses and $253,000 for other disaster-related needs. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than $3 million in loans for businesses, homeowners and renters.
Survivors who have uninsured damages from the April tornadoes in Bradley and Hamilton counties can register with FEMA in several ways:
- By visiting DisasterAssistance.gov
- Downloading the FEMA App for smartphones
- Calling 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY). Multilingual operators are available. The toll-free numbers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT.
June 23, 2020 also is the deadline to apply to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for low-interest disaster loans for physical property damage. The deadline for economic injury applications is Jan. 25, 2021.
Applicants may apply online using SBA’s secure website at www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance. Applicants may also call a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center/Business Recovery Center for assistance at: 571-422-1925, 571-422-6016 or 404-909-1535. Or they may email FOCE-Help@SBA.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance.
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955. TTY users may also call 800-877-8339. Applicants may also email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit SBA at www.SBA.gov/disaster.