FEMA releases Louisiana recovery numbers
About $4.7 billion in federal disaster assistance has flowed to Louisiana after the August flood.
- The National Flood Insurance Program has paid more than $2.3 billion in claims
- SBA loans have been approved for more than $1.2 billion to help businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters.
- FEMA has obligated $756 million to individuals and households and $294 million to public assistance.
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved $133 million in food benefits to flood survivors.
Individuals and Housing Program (IHP)
- $755 million has been approved for individual and housing assistance.
- Other Needs Assistance (ONA)
- 42,227 households have been approved for $161 million in other needs assistance.
- $134 million cumulative total for approved rental assistance.
- 66,805 households are eligible.
Home Repair Assistance
- 34,757 households are eligible for $456 million.
Public Assistance (PA)
- 301 project worksheets have been obligated for $294 million.
- $60 million of that amount pays for temporary facilities for schools and to clean and remove flood debris.
Transitional Sheltering Assistance
- 4,332 cumulative survivors have been checked in for TSA.
- 968 households are checked into 175 hotels in three states.
Department of Agriculture
- USDA approved $133 million in food benefits to flood survivors.
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
- More than $2.3 billion in claims has been paid.
- More than 28,000 claims have been closed.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
- 17,223 SBA loans have been approved for more than $1.2 billion to help businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters.
Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs)
- 4,060 households licensed-into 4,192 manufactured housing units.
Total projection for MHU installation is 4,502.