FEMA Disaster Assistance may be able to help support your recovery from a major disaster. If you’re ready to apply now for disaster assistance or would like more information on the types of assistance available please visit disasterassistance.gov.
FEMA may be able to provide assistance for damages done to your primary residence. By law, FEMA assistance cannot duplicate the assistance you receive from your insurance company, but you may receive assistance for items not covered by insurance. If your home was impacted by a major disaster we recommend that you apply for assistance. In addition, they may be able to offer disaster assistance for some of your other disaster-caused expenses, including medical and dental, child care, funeral and burial, essential household items, moving and storage, vehicle, and some clean-up items. FEMA also partners with the Small Business Administration (SBA), which offers low interest loans for business damages.
After you have registered, a home inspector will contact you. After the home inspection, if you qualify for a grant, FEMA will provide you a check by mail or a direct deposit into your checking or savings account and a letter describing how you are to use the money. If you do not qualify for a grant, FEMA will provide you a letter explaining why you did not qualify and an opportunity to appeal the decision. Often, not qualifying may be as simple as paperwork errors or a need for more documentation.
For more information, go to https://www.fema.gov/individual-disaster-assistance.