Additionally, low-interest disaster assistance
loans for noncitizen-owned businesses of all sizes (including landlords), homeowners and renters may be available from the U.S.
SBA currently has a stand-by roster of hundreds of people who are on call to provide services to disaster victims, said Herbert Mitchell, associate administrator for disaster assistance
. The competitions will determine whether to hire a private staffing firm to take over those functions.
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; federal and state warehouse regulations.
It was gratifying to know that DAV disaster assistance
grants provided cash to meet the immediate needs of families who had suddenly lost income, but still faced needs."
* International disaster assistance
funding increases from $165 million (excludes the fiscal year 2001 $135 million supplemental) to $200 million in recognition of the increased demands generated by complex emergencies and natural disasters.
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Good record keeping, however, is the basis for successful cost recovery from federal and some state disaster assistance
To help small businesses navigate the disaster assistance
programs offered by the SBA, Chairwoman Velzquez has put together resource guides.
Also last week, Secretary DeVos announced some $97.6 million in new federal disaster assistance
under the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations program (/programs/restart/).
includes grants for homeowners and renters to help pay for rent, essential home repairs and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other sources.
Prior to this position, she served as a director of the Commissioner's Office of the New York City-Human Resources Administration, where along with other disaster relief organizations, she established and managed the City's Disaster Assistance
Managers of federal disaster assistance
programs face a dual challenge--delivering aid as quickly as possible while at the same time ensuring that relief payments go only to those who are truly in need.