TRENTON, N.J. – The Governor’s Office yesterday announced that N.J. residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy now have an extra month to register for FEMA disaster assistance.
The newly extended April 1st deadline also applies for homeowner, renter, and business SBA disaster loan assistance registration. State officials pressed the federal government to extend the registration window.
The Christie Administration said it’s crucial that individuals register with FEMA and individuals and businesses complete SBA loan applications so that state officials can compile an accurate picture of Sandy’s damage.
There is no obligation to accept an SBA disaster home loan even after applying, the administration noted.
Apart from the April 1st SBA disaster loan deadline for property damage, businesses also have until July 31st to apply for SBA economic injury disaster loans. All homeowners, renters, and businesses are encouraged to register with FEMA and SBA to ensure eligibility for future forms of aid as well.
Registration is available online at www.disasterassistance.gov, via smart phone or tablet or by calling (800) 621-3362, TTY (800) 462-7585.
FEMA disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses, and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.