TALLAHASSEE — Ten days after the major disaster declaration for Hurricane Ian in Florida, FEMA has approved $150 million in grants to 101,705 households to help them recover.
Disaster assistance may include financial help with temporary lodging, home repairs and other disaster-related expenses. FEMA grants include $72 million for housing assistance and $78 million for other expenses.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP has received 31,000 claims from Florida policy holders and made $10 million in advance payments.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is processing disaster loan applications and has approved $3.5 million to date.
To apply for FEMA disaster assistance, go online to disasterassistance.gov, use the FEMA app for smartphones or call 800-621-3362 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day. Help is available in most languages. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.