IMPORTANT: There Is More Available Than Just Low-Interest Loans
Some residents are circulating a rumor that the only flood relief FEMA is offering to residents is in the
form of low-interest loans. THIS IS NOT TRUE. Depending upon each resident’s eligibility, there may
also funding available in the form of grants (that may not need to be paid back) – and these opportunities
are available to both homeowners and renters.
The only way to determine if you are eligible to receive any FEMA/Federal funding is to complete
and submit an application to FEMA for assistance. That process is described in the paragraph below,
titled “Residents/Business Owners May Now Apply for Federal Assistance.”
DO NOT LISTEN TO THOSE WHO ARE COMMUNICATING INCORRECT INFORMATION!
If you apply to FEMA for assistance within the 60-day window (60 days from the September 25
Presidental Disaster Declaration), you may qualify to receive FEMA grant funding to help offset your
losses. However, if you do not apply (because you believe the only assistance available is in the form of a
loan), it is guaranteed that you will miss out on the opportunity.
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