Hermine survivors receive more than $7.3M in federal aid

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the State of Florida and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), announced more than $7.3 million in disaster assistance grants and loans has been distributed to Hurricane Hermine-affected homeowners and renters.

To date, FEMA distributed $4.8 million in grants to individuals and households for temporary rental assistance, essential home repairs and other disaster-related needs. SBA distributed nearly $2.5 million in low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes, providing financial assistance for long-term rebuilding and contents replacement. FEMA grants are limited to assisting with immediate recovery needs, such as safe housing.

Survivors with questions regarding the application or the appeals process, or who need to register for assistance, may contact FEMA online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone (voice, 711 or Video Relay Service/VRS) at 800-621-3362. (TTY users should call 800-462-7585.) 

(© 2016 WTSP)


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