Flood Recovery Update: The clock is running out to apply for #MoRecovery assistance – don’t miss out!


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The clock is running out to apply for federal assistance in four key areas. Don’t miss out!

Important Deadline

The deadline for disaster survivors to file for federal assistance is fast approaching. Those who delay beyond the next few days will miss out on federal assistance to Missouri homeowners, renters, businesses, local governments and special districts, nonprofits and those who are unemployed due to the flooding disaster. Here are the three key deadlines for four types of federal assistance applications:

Aug. 12 is the deadline for requests for public assistance from governments, special districts and nonprofit agencies seeking reimbursement of infrastructure repairs and emergency response costs in Boone, Cape Girardeau, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Ste. Genevieve and Scott counties. Requests must be filed with the State Emergency Management Agency, processed and then submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency by the Saturday, Aug. 12, deadline. For questions, please call SEMA at (573) 526-9234. Find more information here. 

Aug. 14 is the deadline by which homeowners, renters and businesses must apply for individual assistance fr0m FEMA. One thousand, nine hundred Missouri households have already been approved for more than $11.9 million in assistance. Monday, Aug. 14 is also the deadline to file for a U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan. Filing with FEMA begins the SBA loan application process, too.

Call FEMA’s helpline, 800-621-3362, or visit www.DisasterAssistance.govYou have until Aug. 14 to register.

Aug. 17 is the deadline by which Individuals who lost their jobs due to flooding in Christian, Crawford, Dent, Greene, Iron, Ste. Genevieve, Wayne and Wright counties must apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. File your claim through a Regional Claims Center, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or online any time before the Thursday, Aug. 17 deadline. 

Recovery Progress

  • In all, more than $89.2 million in payments – including FEMA grants, National Flood Insurance Program payments to policyholders and U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loans – has now flowed into Missouri, helping fuel the recovery of Missouri families.
  • FEMA has made more than $11.9 million in grant payments for emergency home repairs, rental assistance, the replacement of essential personal property and other eligible expenses to 1,900 households
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $15.8 million in low-interest disaster loans to 243 homeowners, renters and businesses
  • The National Flood Insurance Program has made payments totaling more than $61.5 million to 1,142 Missouri policyholders. Read about the NFIP program in Missouri here
  • FEMA has identified 231 eligible applicants for public assistance among Missouri local governments, specials districts and nonprofits. Nine additional applications are pending.
  • FEMA has received claims associated with more than 2,390 damage sites to public infrastructure and emergency response efforts, with a total cost estimate of over $73 million, from the eligible public assistance applicants.   
  • FEMA has completed 192 initial meetings with public sector and nonprofit applicants.

          Other Important Deadlines

          • Feb. 2: Farmers from counties included in the Presidential disaster declaration are eligible for USDA FSA low-interest loans.
          • March 2: Small businesses and nonprofit organizations must apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans, which are available regardless of whether the business sustained property damage.

                Visit Recovery.mo.gov for more flood recovery resources. The site is updated daily.

                United Way 211 is the go-to source for 24/7 assistance with unmet flood recovery needs. Call 2-1-1 for assistance or contact 211 online at http://211helps.org

                Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or visit www.DisasterAssistance.govYou have until Aug. 14 to register. The quicker you register, the quicker you can get FEMA assistance.


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