More help for hard-hit Kentucky communities under federal budget bill

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More help for communities in Kentucky hard hit by the weather is coming. This is part of the latest federal budget bill. Congress sent $1.5 trillion in spending to President Joe Biden for his signature. and the tornadoes of last December. Monday, March 14 is also the last day to request individual assistance from FEMA. The Small Business Administration also approved about $47 million in disaster loans for areas affected by the tornadoes, while FEMA approved $14 million in assistance, as well as $2 million in relief. to rent. Overnight storms roared across Kentucky, killing nearly 80 people. Federal aid officials said the best way to apply is at a disaster recovery center in Mayfield or Benton.

More help for communities in Kentucky hard hit by the weather is on the way.

This is part of the latest federal budget bill. Congress sent $1.5 trillion in spending to President Joe Biden for his signature.

The bipartisan bill directs FEMA to cover at least 90% of all future costs of the five Kentucky disaster emergencies over the past two years.

This includes last December’s floods, ice storms and tornadoes.

Monday, March 14 is also the last day to request individual assistance from FEMA.

The Small Business Administration also approved about $47 million in disaster loans for tornado-affected areas, while FEMA approved $14 million in assistance, as well as $2 million in disaster relief. rent. Overnight storms roared across Kentucky, killing nearly 80 people.

Federal aid officials said the best way to apply is at a disaster recovery center in Mayfield or Benton.

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