Private nonprofits affected by storms near deadline for aid

March 25, 2022 GMT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency says private nonprofits affected by tornadoes and flooding in some Kentucky counties in late December and early January may be eligible for assistance.

Houses of worship are included in the designation, the agency said.

The included counties are Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Christian, Clay, Floyd, Green, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Owsley, Pike and Taylor. The time period for the storms is Dec. 31 to Jan. 2.

FEMA may reimburse for eligible costs of emergency work and repair or replacement of damaged facilities.

The deadline to submit a request for assistance is Tuesday.

Kentucky Emergency Management processes requests from nonprofits before sending them to FEMA. The agency encouraged non-critical organizations to submit loan applications to the Small Business Administration as soon as possible.

All nonprofits should submit their damage assessments to insurance providers first.

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More information is available from local or county emergency management agencies. Information about assistance for houses of worship is also available online.