Selected Vermont counties have received an Individual Assistance disaster declaration. This will allow Vermonters to apply for financial assistance for certain losses.
To apply for disaster assistance under the Individual Assistance declaration download an application at:
You can also call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362
Visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or call 800-621-3362 to locate a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center locations. Vermont Emergency Management will also publicize locations.
Disaster Survivor Assistance teams from FEMA will also be visiting those who reported their damage to 2-1-1. They will show you official FEMA photo identification to prove their identity, do not let anyone in your home who does not show proper credentials if you don’t know them.
Assistance can be available for:
- Rental assistance
- Lodging expense reimbursement
- Home repair
- Home replacement
- Direct housing
- Loss of personal property including, but not limited to
- Furnishings, appliances, essential tools, and assistive equipment that supports daily living activities.
- Medical and Dental services that were necessary because of the storm.
- Funeral expenses
- Child Care costs incurred as a result of the disaster.
- Repair or replacement of vehicles
- Moving and storage expenses
- Cleaning and removal of contaminants
- Other critical needs for those who are displaced for their primary dwelling.
- Crisis counseling
- Disaster unemployment
- Disaster Legal Services
- Disaster Case Management
Eligibility Criteria for Housing and Other Needs Assistance:
- Your disaster losses must be in a Presidentially declared disaster area;
- A member of your household must be a United States citizen, a non-citizen national, or a qualified alien;
- You have necessary expenses or serious needs as a result of the disaster that are not covered by insurance, or you filed an insurance claim but your benefits are not enough to cover your expenses, or your damage was not covered by insurance or other sources.
The Individual Assistance Program is not intended to make survivors whole. It is to assist with immediate needs resulting from a disaster.
FEMA also works with the Small Business Administration which in some cases can provide additional assistance through low-interest loans. For more information visit www.sba.gov/