DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE APPLICATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, OCT. 31
Citizens may be eligible for unemployment assistance if they were unemployed as a result of Hurricane Irma, are not eligible for regular state unemployment insurance and need unemployment benefits and re-employment services. The deadline to apply for this assistance is Oct. 31.
Assistance is available for weeks of unemployment from Sept. 10, 2017, to March 17, 2018. To file a claim, visit http://www.floridajobs.org/ or call 1-800-385-3920.
FLORIDA SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY BRIDGE LOAN APPLICATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, OCT. 31
This program provides short-term, interest-free loans in amounts up to $50,000 for small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during Hurricane Irma. The deadline to apply for this assistance is Oct. 31. To learn how to apply, visit http://www.floridadisasterloan.org/.
REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE APPLICATION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, NOV. 5
FEMA provides grants so that state, tribal, territorial and local governments, and certain eligible private nonprofit organizations can quickly respond to and recover from effects of Hurricane Irma. Eligible applicants are reimbursed for disaster-related costs for emergency response, debris removal and permanent work such as repairs or replacements of schools, roads, bridges and other public infrastructure. To learn how to apply, visit https://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit.
INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, NOV. 9
Individuals may be eligible for FEMA assistance for rent, temporary housing and home repairs to primary residences, as well as funding for other serious disaster-related needs. The quickest way to apply for federal assistance is online at www.disasterassistance.gov. Citizens may also apply by phone at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY). Due to high demand, lines may be busy. The FEMA helpline numbers, 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY), are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION LOW-INTEREST LOAN APPLICATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, NOV. 9
Next to insurance, the U.S. Small Business Administration is the primary source of money for long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. If business owners apply for disaster assistance with FEMA, they may be referred to the SBA for additional assistance. The filing deadline for physical property damage applications through the SBA is Nov. 9. The filing deadline for economic injury applications through the SBA is June 11. To apply or learn more, visit https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/Index.
IMMEDIATE FORECLOSURE RELIEF DEADLINE: SATURDAY, DEC. 9
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has granted a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures and forbearance on foreclosures of Federal Housing Administration-insured home mortgages in Florida. This moratorium expires for Florida survivors Dec. 9.
TRANSITIONAL SHELTERING ASSISTANCE INFORMATION
This FEMA sheltering program may assist citizens if they are unable to return to their pre-disaster primary residence because their home is either uninhabitable or inaccessible. TSA provides disaster survivors with a paid short-term stay in a hotel or motel. If citizens have received this assistance, they need to keep track of their own checkout date using these options:
- Via their account at www.DisasterAssistance.gov;
- by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362;
- by checking their email and text messages for notifications if they signed up for these when registering;
- or by visiting a Disaster Recovery Center and ask staffing to check their date.
NFIP POLICY RENEWALS ELIGIBLE FOR EXTENSION GRACE PERIOD
National Flood Insurance Policies with an expiration date of Aug. 7, 2017, through Oct. 6, 2017 are eligible for a grace-period extension. Payment for those policies must be received within 120 days of the policy expiration. The NFIP cannot pay a claim for a flood loss that occurs after a policy expiration date unless the policyholder’s insurance company receives the payment in full for renewal on or before the last day of the grace period.
For more recovery information, visit www.FEMA.gov/IrmaFL.
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