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FIVE DAYS REMAIN TO REGISTER FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE IN NEW JERSEY

FIVE DAYS REMAIN TO REGISTER FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE IN NEW JERSEY

FIVE DAYS REMAIN TO REGISTER FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE IN NEW JERSEY

 

TRENTON, N.J.— Hurricane Sandy survivors in New Jersey have five days remaining to register for recovery assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Survivors can register by phone until 10 p.m. March 1 or online until midnight.

 

March 1 is also the deadline to return applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration for

low-interest disaster loans, which is the primary source of federal funds for long-term rebuilding.

The quickest way to apply for an SBA disaster home or business loan is to fill out an online application at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

 

New Jerseyans who applied for federal disaster assistance are urged to stay in touch with FEMA

and SBA. Applicants should notify FEMA and SBA of changes to their mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses.

 

To date, more than $361.7 million in grants has been approved for home repairs or replacement,

rental assistance and other needs. Another $495.7 million in SBA low-interest disaster loans has been approved for nearly 7,300 homes and businesses.

 

Survivors can register online and check on the status of their applications at DisasterAssistance.gov, via web-enabled phone or tablet at m.fema.gov until midnight March 1. They also can call 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362. Recovery assistants remain available daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 

Survivors can ask questions about their SBA disaster home or business loan applications by calling 800-659-2955 or TTY 800-877-8339 or emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

 

Additional resources are available online at FEMA.gov/SandyNJ and SBA.gov/Sandy

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Martin February 26, 2013 at 04:14 PM
Growing protests to erroneous maps, over-kill elevation mandates and exorbitant insurance costs: ==> http://tomsriver.patch.com/articles/overcrowding-forces-cops-to-halt-stop-fema-now-meeting There will be a DEP public hearing a week from Thursday -- MARCH 7TH in Long Branch (5:30 PM, Municipal Bldg., 344 Broadway) about Gov. Christie's adoption of the FEMA rules. Speak out against the rules that will make tens of thousands abandon their homes and businesses because FEMA made them unaffordable!

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