Kentuckians affected by April's severe storms and their aftermath have less than a month left to apply for federal disaster assistance.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $3 million in grants for individuals and households, and the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $1.9 million in disaster loans for businesses, homeowners and renters affected by storms, tornados, flooding, landslides and mudslides that hit the state April 2 through 17.
Farmers and other self-employed people in 10 counties have until June 13 to apply for disaster unemployment assistance, according to a FEMA news release. Self-employed people are not normally eligible for unemployment, but they may be eligible in this instance if the disaster affected their livelihood.
FEMA also said June 30 is the deadline to register for FEMA grants and to complete a disaster loan application from the Small Business Administration.
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Counties covered include Bath, Bourbon, Carter, Elliott, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Madison, Rowan and Scott.
As of Monday, 2,006 people had contacted FEMA for assistance or information, and more than $3 million in grants had been approved, including help with home repair, rental assistance and other needs such as vehicle repair or replacement, moving, storage, medical and dental expenses.
For more information, visit DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362.