Connecticut Ida: Two Weeks Left to Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance
HARTFORD, Conn. – Homeowners, tenants and businesses that suffered property damage or loss from the remnants of Hurricane Ida have two weeks to apply for federal disaster assistance. The deadline to apply for assistance from FEMA and for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is Friday January 28, 2022.
Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rent assistance, essential home repairs, loss of personal property, and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.
If you live in Fairfield, New Haven, or New London counties and suffered storm damage, you can sign up for disaster assistance, update your contact information, ask questions about a letter from FEMA, get information about FEMA home inspections, or learn how to appeal. a decision by FEMA as follows:
- Go online at DisasterAssistance.gov;
- FEMA app download; Where
- Call 800-621-3362 (ATS: 800-462-7585). Toll-free phone lines currently operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET daily. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service, or the like, give FEMA the number for that service. Multilingual operators are available.
Are you ready to register with FEMA?
You should have the following information when you are ready to register:
- Address of main damaged residence
- Current mailing address, phone number, and social security number
- Your insurance information
- Total annual household income
- Routing and account numbers for checking or savings accounts for direct deposit; and
- A description of the damage and losses caused by the disaster.
Low Interest Disaster Loans for Businesses, Homeowners and Renters
The primary source of federal funding for long-term, non-insurance disaster recovery is the Small Business Administration. The SBA provides disaster relief in the form of low-interest loans to businesses and private nonprofit organizations of all sizes, homeowners, and renters.
For businesses, SBA disaster loans can help repair or replace real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets damaged or destroyed by a disaster. Applicants may be eligible for an increase in loan amount up to 20% of their physical damage for mitigation purposes. Small businesses and qualifying nonprofits can also apply for working capital to help overcome economic harm.
Homeowners, renters, and businesses that were impacted by Hurricane Ida can apply for disaster loans using the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/ s/, and must apply under SBA #17258. For more information, applicants may also call the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard of hearing), or by e-mail [email protected]
The deadline for submitting property damage loan applications is January 28, 2022.
The deadline for submitting applications for Economic Injury Loans is August 1, 2022.