More than $54 million in federal funding has been approved for people affected by the July 25—28 flooding and severe storms in the St. Louis area in Missouri.
- FEMA has approved $28.7 million in Individual Assistance grants for renters and homeowners for damage and serious needs not covered by insurance.
- FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program has paid $14.4 million in claims for flood insurance policyholders.
- The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved $11.2 million in disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses.
The deadline to apply with FEMA is October 7.
People affected by the disaster in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County have three ways to apply and stay in touch with FEMA:
- Call: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
- Go Online: DisasterAssistance.gov
- Visit any Disaster Recovery Center
If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service. Helpline operators are available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Press 2 for Spanish. Press 3 for an interpreter who speaks your language.
Six Disaster Recovery Centers are Open for One-on-One Help
Recovery specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration are helping people complete or check the status of their applications in these locations:
ST. LOUIS CITY
Ranken Technical College
Mary Ann Lee Technology Center
1313 N. Newstead Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63113
(On the corner of Newstead and Page)
ST. LOUIS COUNTY
Urban League Empowerment Center
9420 W. Florissant Ave.
Ferguson, MO 63136
University City Recreation Division
7210 Olive Blvd.
University City, MO 63130
Hazelwood Civic Center
8969 Dunn Road
Hazelwood, MO 63042
ST. CHARLES COUNTY
O’Fallon Municipal Centre
100 N. Main St.
O’Fallon, MO 63366
Developmental Disabilities Resource Board – DDRB Building
1025 Country Club Road
St. Charles, MO 63303
(Near I-70 at the Zumbehl Road Exit)
- Hours for All Locations: 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday to Saturday until further notice.
- Appointments are NOT required. Walk-ins are welcome.
- If you need help applying, FEMA can assist you at a Disaster Recovery Center.
About FEMA Individual Assistance
For needs not covered by insurance or other sources, FEMA may be able to provide Individual Assistance grant money that does not have to be repaid for:
- Rental Assistance if you need to relocate because of flood damage
- Personal Property that was damaged or destroyed by flooding
- Lodging Reimbursement if you’ve had to stay in a hotel temporarily
- Basic Home Repairs for homeowners whose primary residence was damaged by flooding
- Other Serious Needs caused by recent flooding
In addition to the assistance listed, please note the following:
- Only one application per household
- FEMA does not pay for lost or spoiled food.
- FEMA works with everyone – renters and homeowners – on a case-by-case basis.
- By law, FEMA is not allowed to duplicate insurance payments or assistance provided by other sources.
Homeowners and Renters: If you have been referred to SBA for a disaster loan, please submit the application. Submitting the SBA application makes it possible for you to be considered for additional grants. If you qualify for a loan, you will have that resource available if you choose to accept it.
Other Help Available by Calling 2-1-1
United Way 211 connects individuals with unmet needs to assistance programs through volunteer and faith-based organizations. Anyone impacted who needs additional help should call 2-1-1 for assistance or visit http://211helps.org.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status.