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.