Over $100 million in FEMA grants approved for Pennsylvanians

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – Just four months after President Biden approved a major disaster declaration for eight Pennsylvania counties, FEMA has provided more than $100 million to homeowners and renters affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

FEMA provided $74.7 million for housing assistance as well as $25.6 million for other assistance needs.

In addition, the US Small Business Administration has granted more than $47 million in loans to 1,028 households and 73 businesses.

The National Flood Insurance Program also paid out $80.2 million to 1,465 claimants.

This brings to a total of more than $227 million in federal assistance that has gone directly into the hands of survivors in Bedford, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and York counties and enabled them to begin their path to recovery and return. to a sense of normalcy.

These numbers are likely to increase as FEMA continues to process entries received by the January 10, 2022 deadline.

FEMA would like to remind people that disaster assistance is not a substitute for insurance and cannot compensate for all losses caused by a disaster. This assistance is intended to meet basic needs and supplement disaster recovery efforts.

For updates on Pennsylvania’s response and recovery, follow the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on Twitter twitter.com/PEMAHQ and Facebook https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/. Additional information is available at fema.gov/disaster/4618.

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