President Joe Biden and FEMA announced over September 10th and September 11th that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the commonwealth of Pennsylvania to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Ida from August 31st to September 5th. President Biden signed the declaration on September 10th.
The declaration makes federal funding available to impacted individuals in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, and York counties. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of Hurricane Ida.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures throughout the commonwealth.
E. Craig Levy, Sr. has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of damage assessments.
Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362.