One month left to seek federal disaster assistance for those affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida in Connecticut
HARTFORD, Connecticut – Connecticut residents in Fairfield, New Haven and New London counties who suffered damage or loss from the remnants of Hurricane Ida, have one month to apply for disaster assistance from FEMA and the United States. Low interest disaster loans from the US Small Business Administration.
FEMA disaster assistance for individuals and families may include cash for rent assistance, essential home repairs, personal belongings, and other serious disaster-related needs not covered. through insurance. The deadline for applications is January 28, 2022.
Survivors can register with FEMA in the following ways:
- Online at DisasterAssistance.gov
- Download the FEMA app
- Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). The lines are open every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Help is available in most languages.
Survivors should keep their contact details up to date as FEMA may need to contact them to perform a home inspection or obtain additional information. FEMA encourages survivors to request direct deposit of disaster assistance at their financial institution. Survivors should notify FEMA as soon as possible of any changes to their postal or banking information.
Disaster assistance is not a substitute for insurance and cannot compensate for all losses caused by a disaster. The assistance is intended to meet basic needs and to complement disaster recovery efforts.
Low Interest Disaster Loans
The US Small Business Administration disaster loans are available to businesses, homeowners, and tenants. Along with insurance, the SBA’s low-interest disaster loans are the primary source of funds for Connecticut disaster survivors to make home repairs and replace personal property destroyed by Hurricane Ida.
Through the SBA, homeowners may be eligible for a disaster loan of up to $ 200,000 for structural repairs or reconstruction of the primary residence. SBA may also be able to help homeowners and renters with up to $ 40,000 to replace important personal property, including automobiles damaged or destroyed in the disaster.
SBA can also help businesses and private nonprofits with up to $ 2 million to repair or replace real estate and other business assets damaged by disaster. Additionally, qualifying small businesses and nonprofits can apply for economic disaster loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster.
For more information or to request a paper request, contact the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center. 800-659-2955, E-mail [email protected] or visit the SBA website at sba.gov/disaster. People who are deaf and hard of hearing can call 800-877-8339.
The deadline for submitting SBA Physical Damage Loan applications is January 28, 2022.
The deadline for filing SBA Economic Damage Loan applications for storm-affected businesses is August 1, 2022.