FEMA disaster aid for Hurricane Idalia tops $10 million, South Ga. relief available
ATLANTA, Ga. (WALB) - President Joe Biden signed a major disaster declaration following the landfall of Hurricane Idalia on Aug. 30.
A total of $10.1 million in federal assistance has been approved for supporting the recovery of Georgia survivors.
More than $2.8 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Housing Assistance has been approved for eligible renters and homeowners in Berrien, Brooks, Lowndes and Glynn counties. The funding will help pay for hurricane-related damage, including home repair, home replacement and rental assistance for temporary housing, according to a release by FEMA.
More than $471,800 has been approved for Other Needs Assistance, another FEMA program that helps cover the cost of storm-related personal property replacement, moving and storage fees, transportation, childcare and medical and dental expenses.
Additionally, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved 152 long-term, low-interest disaster home loans, nine business disaster loans and three economic injury loans (EIDL) for business working capital, totaling over $6.8 million.
The state of Georgia and FEMA perate Disaster Recover Centers (DRCs) which provide one-on-one assistance to survivors. Homeowners and renters can visit any DRC for assistance. Click here to find the closest DRC.
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