– Rep. Craig Williams (R-Chester/Delaware) announced the opening of the Delaware County Disaster Resource Center at the Chadds Ford Township Building on Friday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m.
“I am proud of the collaboration between FEMA, PEMA, Delaware County Emergency Management and Chadds Ford Township over the past two weeks. The devastation and loss to residents and businessowners is unimaginable,” Williams said.
The Disaster Resource Center will be open Mondays thru Saturdays, by appointment, at the Chadds Ford Township Building, 10 Ring Road
, Chadds Ford, for residents and businesses recovering from the catastrophic damages caused by Hurricane Ida.
For counties with major disaster declarations, assistance may include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and businessowners recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.
Last Friday, President Joe Biden approved a major disaster declaration for parts of Pennsylvania, including Delaware and Chester counties. Federal funds and resources are now available to assist survivors through this recovery process.
FEMA’s Individual Assistance program for homeowners and businessowners provides resources through the following programs:
Mass Care and Emergency Assistance (MC/EA)
Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP)
Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
Disaster Legal Assistance (DLS)
Disaster Case Management (DCM)
Individuals and Household Program (IHP)
In addition to FEMA’s assistance programs, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made low-interest disaster loans available to homeowners, renters, businesses of any size and most nonprofits. Homeowners, renters or a personal property owner may also apply for SBA loans. To find out more about SBA assistance, residents and business can apply via the Remnants of Hurricane Ida
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefit program is aimed at providing cash assistance for low-income families. The program benefits pregnant people, dependent children and their parents who live with them, dependent children and other relatives who live with them and care for them. For more specific guidelines and how to apply, Pennsylvanians should visit dhs.pa.gov
“Together, we will get through this,” Williams said. “I will continue to work hard to bring the help I know you need.”