As Federal Aid Surpasses $34 Million, Local, State and Federal Agencies Still Committed to Connecticut’s Recovery

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HARTFORD, Conn. – More than three months after the remnants of Hurricane Ida tore through Connecticut communities, more than $34 million in direct federal assistance has been disbursed to help individuals, households and businesses on the road to recovery. reprise. State, federal, volunteer, local and community partners remain committed to the survivors of the Connecticut disaster with the damage and loss caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

In numbers

To date, FEMA’s Individuals and Households program has provided nearly $6.4 million in federal grants. This amount includes more than $6 million in individual assistance for temporary housing and rental and home repair or replacement and $341,547 in Other Needs Assistance (ONA) which can help pay for personal property damaged by disaster, transportation, moving and storage costs.

Additionally, the U.S. Small Business Administration approved nearly $9.4 million in SBA disaster loans to help homeowners, renters and businesses recover from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. .

The National Flood Insurance Program also paid nearly $18.8 million to policyholders. The program allows property owners in communities that participate in the NFIP to purchase federally administered flood insurance.

Federal, state and community resources always available

FEMA, the State of Connecticut, and their local and federal partners continue to provide resources and assistance to Connecticut residents affected by the September storm.

Stay in touch with FEMA — If you have signed up for disaster assistance, it is important that you stay in touch. Missing or incomplete information may delay disaster assistance.

If you need help with an existing application, visit DisasterAssistance.gov; download the FEMA app; or call 800-621-3362 (ATS: 800-462-7585). Toll-free lines currently operate from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. 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. Callers should refer to their nine-digit registration number, which is on all FEMA communications. Below is a list of resources to help survivors keep

File an appeal with FEMA — If you are found to be ineligible for disaster relief or if you believe the amount of compensation is insufficient, you have the right to appeal. Read your determination letter carefully to understand why the decision was made and how you can get the help you need. For more information, you can contact the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (ATS: 800-462-7585).

US Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Relief Loan Tracker — If you applied for an SBA loan after the disaster was declared and would like to follow up or have questions regarding your loan, contact the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, Where sending by e-mail [email protected], or visiting deaf and hard of hearing individuals can call 800-877-8339. To apply visit SBA website at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/.

Disaster Legal Services—For information and referrals to Connecticut attorneys providing free and reduced-fee legal services to those affected by disaster. To call 800-453-3320 or apply online at https://apply.slsct.org/.

For a list of local and community organizations available to provide disaster recovery resources in Connecticut, visit https://go.usa.gov/xetGd

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