Pa. Disaster Assistance Tops $79 Million

November 22, 2004

State and federal financial assistance to help Pennsylvania individuals, families and businesses recover from the September tropical storms now reportedly exceeds $79 million.

In the two months since the disaster declarations, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved $60.6 million in grants, and the Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $18.8 million in low-interest loans to individuals and businesses of all sizes. FEMA has received applications for aid from 33,416 Pennsylvanians.

The deadline to register for assistance has been extended to Saturday, Dec. 18, for residents and business owners in the 56 designated counties that sustained damage from flooding that occurred between Sept. 17 and Oct. 1.

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