Posts Tagged ‘assistance’

Cochran’s disaster recovery bill heads to White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate has approved legislation that includes provisions coauthored by U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) to improve the ability of the federal government to help states and communities recover from major disasters. The provisions, authored by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Cochran, are part of the disaster supplemental appropriations package (HR.152) approved […] [...]

Pine Belt dealerships pitch in to assist Sandy’s victims

SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — Ford dealerships in the Pine Belt area are sending relief supplies to help Staten Island communities damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Eighty pallets full of canned goods, diapers, personal care items, blankets, batteries and bottled water, enough to fill a semi-truck trailer, is bound for Dana Ford Lincoln in Staten Island, N.Y. These […] [...]

More counties eligible for post-Isaac disaster assistance

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is making available federal economic injury disaster loans to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Clarke, George, Greene, Jackson, Lauderdale and Wayne counties in Mississippi as a result of the excessive rain, high […] [...]

MDES, SBA offer assistance to more Isaac-impacted counties

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security has added more counties to those eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, and the U.S. Small Business Administration has added another county to those eligible for low-interest loans. The MDES has begun accepting applications for DUA from people living or […] [...]

FEMA approves $11M in Isaac grants; SBA OKs $1M+ in loans

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $11.1 million in grants across Mississippi for damage from Hurricane Isaac. That includes more than $9.5 million for housing assistance and $1.6 million for other needs such as personal property, damaged vehicles and medical expenses, FEMA spokesman Tim Tyson told The Mississippi Press. In addition […] [...]

More disaster assistance centers open for Isaac victims

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The U.S. Small Business Administration has opened two more Business Recovery Centers, bringing the number of centers to three. These temporary centers are designated to provide one-on-one help to business owners seeking disaster assistance for losses caused by Hurricane Isaac. The centers are: • Hancock County — Hancock Chamber of Commerce, […] [...]

Counties now eligible to receive more post-Isaac aid

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — More than two-dozen southern Mississippi counties will receive additional types of reimbursement for Hurricane Isaac storm recovery, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reports. The Federal Emergency Management Agency can reimburse 75 percent of the eligible cost to repair road systems and bridges, water control facilities, public buildings and contents, public utilities, parks, […] [...]

Federal lawmakers working to ensure flow of disaster aid

WASHINGTON — Ongoing negotiations on Capitol Hill are likely to ensure a smooth flow of disaster aid in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. Congressional aides are working quietly on a six-month government-funding bill that would prevent a shutdown of the government next month and ensure that the government’s main disaster relief program gets a steady […] [...]

MDES offering unemployment assistance to Isaac victims

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Individuals in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Pearl River Counties in Mississippi who were unable to work because of Hurricane Isaac may apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced. People who live or work in one of the affected counties and could not work because of […] [...]

Residents register for federal assistance in the wake of Isaac

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — State officials say 4,325 people in four Mississippi counties have registered for federal individual assistance in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. Residents of Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Pearl River counties are eligible for temporary housing aid, grants for serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance and low-interest disaster loans from the Small […] [...]

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