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Published June 16, 2009, 04:19 PM

FEMA aid in ND reaches $48.3 million

Federal aid in housing grants, disaster loans and direct federal assistance mission assignments now stands at $48.3 million in North Dakota.

By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM

Federal aid in housing grants, disaster loans and direct federal assistance mission assignments now stands at $48.3 million in North Dakota.

As of Sunday, 5,568 North Dakotans have registered for disaster assistance in the 41 counties designated for individual assistance.

In the Individuals and Households program, FEMA has approved slightly more than $6 million for housing related expenses not covered by insurance or other sources, with an additional $272,009 approved under the Other Needs Assistance for other serious disaster-related expenses such as medical or personal property.

To date, $287,028 has been disbursed in Disaster Unemployment Assistance to workers whose employment was affected by flooding.

The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved $8.8 million in low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses and eligible non-profit organizations.

On the Public Assistance side, FEMA has obligated nearly $8.3 million in funding as the 75 percent federal share to the state for emergency protective measures by local, state and tribal governments and eligible non-profit organizations.

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