President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends Louisiana Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that additional disaster assistance is available to the state of Louisiana for Public Assistance projects undertaken in the state as a result of Hurricane Laura during the period of Aug. 22 to 27, 2020. Under President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.'s order today, the federal share for Public Assistance, including direct federal assistance, has been increased to 90% of the total eligible costs, except for assistance previously authorized at 100%. This additional funding is available to the state, eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations. Previously, under...
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FEMA Responds to Severe Winter Weather

WASHINGTON --  Since President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Feb. 19 major disaster declaration in Texas, more than $600,000 has now been awarded in grants for survivors. The declaration provides assistance for disaster survivors in 77 counties. This assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of this storm. If you received damages from the Texas winter storms and have insurance - file a claim. When you apply for FEMA...
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Don’t Get Scammed: Protect Yourself from Contractor Fraud

DENTON, Texas – State and federal recovery officials urge disaster survivors to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud. Disasters often bring communities together but con artists, identity thieves and other criminals may target survivors. The most common types of post-disaster fraud include phony housing inspectors, fraudulent building contractors, bogus pleas for disaster donations, fake offers of municipal or federal aid and charging for free services. Scam attempts can be made over the phone, by mail or email, through the internet, or in person. It is important to...
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FEMA Responds to Severe Winter Weather in the Southeast

WASHINGTON -- FEMA is on the ground in Texas helping winter storm survivors by moving water, fuel, blankets and other needed commodities. We're emptying warehouses and purchasing new supplies to help alleviate impacts from these storms. If you received damages from the Texas winter storms and have insurance - file a claim. When you apply for FEMA disaster assistance, you will also need to provide your claim information. The quickest way to apply for disaster assistance is online at DisasterAssistance.gov. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients in Texas may apply for replacement benefits...
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FEMA Responds to Severe Winter Weather in the Southeast

WASHINGTON -- Within less than 24 hours of receiving Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s request for a major disaster declaration, President Joseph R. Biden approved the declaration, allowing assistance for winter storm survivors in 77 counties. FEMA continues responding to meet the needs of survivors in large sections of the United States who are impacted by extreme cold, snow, ice and high winds. The agency is actively coordinating with state, local and tribal governments to address unmet needs. Anyone who is still without power should seek  a warming center in their area, while...
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