Sandy aid tops $250M - CBS 5 - KPHO

Sandy aid tops $250M

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Tuesday that more than $250 million in federal assistance has been approved to help people and businesses in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

The decision comes after President Barack Obama approved Malloy's request for a disaster declaration as a result of the massive storm.

"I want to thank President Obama and FEMA for their continued support," Malloy said in a statement. "As the recovery process continues, these funds have clearly helped Connecticut residents and businesses in the wake of Super Storm Sandy."

To date, more than $250 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved:

  • 12,380 Connecticut residents registered for federal disaster assistance during the application period which ended February 12
  • $12,068,937 has been approved for housing assistance, including short-term rental assistance and home repair costs
  • $997,312 has been approved to cover other essential disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses and lost personal possessions
  • $40,829,200 in low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses and private nonprofit organizations has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration
  • $10,969 in Disaster Unemployment Assistance has been approved
  • $3,529,608 in Public Assistance grants has been obligated to municipalities statewide for Sandy-related expenses
  • 4,939 flood insurance claims under the National Flood Insurance Program totaling $195,555,764 have been paid to date

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