CHICAGO – More than $43 million has already been approved in FEMA grants and U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans to help residents affected by the June 25-26, 2021, flooding in southeast Michigan.
Here is a snapshot of the disaster recovery effort as of July 30:
- More than 13,000 households have been approved for nearly $40 million in FEMA grant funding, including:
- More than $34.2 million in housing grants, including short-term rental assistance and home repair costs.
- Nearly $5.5 million approved for other essential disaster-related needs such as expenses related to medical, dental, and lost personal possessions.
- Nearly 19,000 home inspections have been completed.
- Five Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) and two Document Drop-off Centers (DDCs) have been opened in the declared areas of Wayne and Washtenaw counties, to provide individuals with in-person help through their application process.
- The SBA has approved $3.37 million in low-interest disaster loans, with more than 100 loan applications approved.
Individuals in Washtenaw and Wayne counties with uninsured or underinsured losses from the June 25 -26 storms are encouraged to apply for federal assistance.
There are several ways to register:
- Online at DisasterAssistance.gov;
- Using the FEMA App; or
- Calling 800-621-3362 (including 711 or Video Relay). TTY users can call 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.
If you need assistance with the registration process, you can also visit a Disaster Recovery Center. To find your nearest center, visit FEMA’s locator page at https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator.
Anyone requiring a reasonable accommodation (ASL interpreting, Braille, Large print, etc.) may call 800-621-3362 to request assistance in advance or ask the recovery staff at the center for assistance.
For more information about Michigan’s recovery, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4607. The deadline for individuals to apply for disaster assistance is Sept. 13, 2021.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency, or economic status. Reasonable accommodations, including translation and American Sign Language interpreters via Video Relay Service will be available to ensure effective communication with applicants with limited English proficiency, disabilities, and access and functional needs. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (including 711 or Video Relay). If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585.
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.