Super Storm Sandy Aid Tops $250 Million

By LeAnne Gendreau
|  Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013  |  Updated 2:20 PM EDT
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More than $250 million in federal assistance has been approved to help people and businesses with disaster expenses from Superstorm Sandy since President Barack Obama approved Disaster Declaration request as a result of Super Storm Sandy.

Federal disaster assistance has been approved for:

  • 12,380 Connecticut residents who registered for federal disaster assistance during the application period, which ended February 12
  • $12,068,937 has been approved for housing assistance, including short-term rental assistance and home repair costs
  • $997,312 has been approved to cover other essential disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses and lost personal possessions;
  • $40,829,200 in low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses and private nonprofit organizations has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration;
  • $10,969 in Disaster Unemployment Assistance has been approved;
  • $3,529,608 in Public Assistance grants has been obligated to municipalities statewide for Sandy-related expenses; and
  • 4,939 flood insurance claims under the National Flood Insurance Program totaling $195,555,764 have been paid to date.

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