All State Residents Can Now Apply for Individual FEMA Assistance
Relief available for temporary housing, repairs, loans, etc.
Individuals in every New Jersey county are now eligible to apply for federal disaster relief, the governor's office announced Tuesday.
All residents and businesses can now apply for Individual Assistance through FEMA and the Small Business Administration. The state had already been approved for Public Assistance, which is available to state and local governments as well as nonprofits.
Individual Assistance relief allows residents to apply for aid including temporary housing, repair, Disaster Unemployment Assistance and Small Business Administration loans.
The governor's office advises all residents who suffered damage to apply with FEMA, even if they have their own insurance.
Register by calling 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 for those with hearing or speech impairments. Residents also can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via a Web-enabled mobile device by visiting http://m.fema.gov/ and following the link to "apply online for federal assistance."