HUD: $1.5 Billion Awarded to Support Seven States in Their Recovery from 2018 Disasters

Disaster recovery funds to repair damaged housing, businesses and infrastructure  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $1.5 billion to support seven states in their recovery from major disasters that occurred last year, including Hurricane Michael, Hurricane Florence and devastating wildfires in California. These funds […]

FEMA: President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for the Territory of Guam

FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the territory of Guam to supplement territory recovery efforts in the areas affected by Typhoon Wutip from Feb. 23 to 25, 2019. The President’s action makes federal funding available to the territory and certain private nonprofit organizations on […]

FEMA: Louisa County Added to Iowa Disaster Declaration

Residents of Louisa County can now apply for disaster assistance to help them recover from the severe storms and flooding that began March 12. They join seven counties already designated for state and federal help to individuals: Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie, Shelby and Woodbury. The deadline for applying for […]

FEMA: Nearly $21 Million in Additional Grants Approved to Puerto Rico

FEMA has awarded about $21 million in additional funds to Puerto Rico to cover costs related to Hurricane María. These awards bring the amount of funds obligated under FEMA’s Public Assistance program to $5.7 billion. The latest grants approved are as follows: Nearly $17.8 million to Puerto Rico’s Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resiliency, […]

SBA: 2019 Phoenix Award Champions Honored for Outstanding Disaster Recovery Efforts

Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the 2019 National Small Business Week Phoenix Award winners for their resilience in the aftermath of a disaster. Since 1998, the SBA has presented Phoenix Awards to business owners, public officials and volunteers who displayed selflessness, ingenuity and tenacity in the aftermath of a disaster, […]

EDA: Investment Made to Support Small Business Growth in Disaster-Impacted Northern California

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced that it is investing $800,000 to help establish a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) in disaster-impacted Mendocino, California, which will be matched by $200,000 in local funds. The investment will attract $250,000 in private investment and create or save at […]