TRENTON, N.J. — Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Hurricane Sandy by the numbers as of April 15:
- $384 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households
- $331 million for housing assistance
- $53 million for other needs
- $718.9 million in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses
- $245.3 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to communities and some nonprofit organizations that serve the public
- $3.3 billion in total National Flood Insurance Program payments made on claims to date
- 260,049 people contacted FEMA for help or information
- 125,344 housing inspections completed
- 87,924 visits to Disaster Recovery Centers made
- Nine centers are open to assist survivors who have recovery questions (survivors can locate their nearest center at FEMA.gov/DRC)
Survivors can register online and check on the status of their applications at DisasterAssistance.gov, via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. Recovery assistance remains available daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. by calling 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362. The deadline to register with FEMA is May 1.
Survivors can ask questions about their SBA disaster home or business loan applications by calling 800-659-2955 or TTY 800-877-8339 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survivors who have questions about their flood insurance claims and the appeals process can call 800-427-4661.