4:19 pm - Friday September 22, 2017

FEMA Fact Sheet: Federal Assistance tops 4.5 million to El PasoCounty‏

Federal disaster assistance tops $4.9 million in El Paso County

 

• The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration have provided more than $4.9 million in grants, reimbursements and low-interest loans to El Paso County and its residents.

• Here are the figures, rounded to the nearest thousand dollars:

• $1,732,000 in Individual Assistance, including:

• $1,136,000 for repair and replacement money for 538 households.

• $403,000 in rental assistance for 281 households.

• $193,000 in Other Needs Assistance for 182 households.

 

• $2,028,000 in low-interest SBA loans, including:

• $1,716,000 to help pay for residential and personal property disaster losses.

• $312,000 to help pay for business and private non-profit organization disaster losses.

 

• $1,163,000 in obligations from FEMA Public Assistance, including:

• $672,000 for water control facilities in Colorado Springs, Fountain, the Cathedral Pines Metropolitan District.

• $131,000 in emergency protective measures undertaken during and immediately after the flooding by the cities of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs as well as the El Paso County School District.

• $116,000 in public building repairs.

• $101,000 in repairs to roads and bridges.

• The Public Assistance program continues to work throughout the designated counties. The PA program is an interactive effort among FEMA, the state, and local entities that includes assessing damages and making appropriate repairs to infrastructure. The process often stretches out over several months.

 

• Other federal contributions to El Paso County’s response and recovery efforts include:

• FEMA provided hotel rooms for 52 families through its Transitional Sheltering Assistance program in the weeks following the September floods.

• FEMA hazard mitigation specialists have been working with county and local officials providing technical assistance and reviews of existing flood control measures and challenges, helping revise hazard mitigation plans, and providing advice and counsel on numerous mitigation and flood insurance issues.

• Nearly 4,000 policies from the FEMA-administered National Flood Insurance Program are in effect in El Paso County with a total coverage of nearly $878 million. The City of Colorado Springs has 2,707 policy holders, while Manitou Springs has 256 policies.

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