Billings, Mont. Residents of Carbon, Park, State, and Yellowstone counties have one last chance Monday to apply for FEMA assistance and receive in-person assistance at a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC).
Centers held in Yellowstone and Carbon counties close on Monday, August 26 at 6:00 p.m. After that, online applications must be completed at Kararassistance.govby calling 800-621-3362 or using FEMA mobile app.
“Federal Emergency Management Agency financial assistance may include money for temporary housing, basic home repairs, or other disaster-related needs such as child care, transportation, and medical, funeral or dental expenses. All of the DRC are jointly operated by FEMA and Montana Disaster & Emergency Services,” a statement from FEMA.
You can find the Yellowstone DRC at the United Way of Yellowstone County, 2173 Overland Ave. , at Billings, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Carbon County Mobile Disaster Recovery Center is set up at The Rockies Church, 7193 US Hwy 212, in Red Lodge from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Here’s more information on supporting affected Montana residents:
Support for affected Montanans will continue
The end of the individual assistance request period and the closure of the Democratic Republic of the Congo do not mean the end of assistance to Montana residents. Montana and Montana Emergency and Disaster Services will continue to provide valuable resources to survivors in flowrecovery.mt.gov. This page is dedicated to the state resources currently available to survivors and will announce future endeavors.
Montanans citizens can use this site to access information about disaster assistance for farmers and ranchers, access unemployment resources, and see updates on additional efforts to assist disaster survivors.
Stay connected with FEMA
If you have already applied for assistance, you must notify the agency of any additional damage discovered since your home was inspected. Be sure to update any changes to your email address or email address, phone number, and the current status of your insurance settlements.
Appealing a FEMA Decision
Homeowners and renters who have applied for FEMA disaster assistance are entitled to appeal FEMA’s eligibility determinations. Survivors who disagree with the FEMA eligibility determination may file an appeal in writing within 60 days of receiving their letter, even if the application deadline has passed.
Small Business Administration
Low-interest, long-term catastrophe loans for homeowners, renters, businesses, and nonprofits may be available from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to cover losses that are not fully compensated by insurance or other sources.
Homeowners and renters must apply for an SBA disaster loan even if they are not sure they will need or want a loan. If the SBA is unable to approve your application, in most cases you will be referred to FEMA’s Other Needs Assistance Program for possible additional assistance.
August 29, 2022 It is the deadline for filing an application with the SBA regarding damage to tangible property. The deadline for applying for economic damage is March 30, 2023.
The SBA operates Business Recovery Centers (BRC) where applicants can meet with SBA representatives and receive assistance applying for any of the SBA’s low-interest disaster loans. BRCs are open at the following locations:
- Park County: Gardiner Community Center, 208 W. Main St. Gardiner, MT 59030. Open from 9am to 6pm on Mondays – Friday. It closes at 6 PM on Monday, August 29.
- Park County: Livingston District Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, 303 East Park St. Livingston, MT 59047. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closes at 6pm on Monday, August 29
- Applicants can apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA secure website at the address disasterloanasistance.sba.gov/ela. For more information or assistance regarding SBA disaster assistance, please call the SBA Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email email@example.com. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech impairment, please call 7-1-1 to access telecom relay services.
Call the FEMA Helpline at 833-FEMA-4-US (833-336-2487) for information about flexible building practices. Mitigation specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST. You can also email the team at FEMA-R8-Hmhelp@fema.dhs.go