FEMA and Small Business Administration Open Doors to Disaster Recovery Center in Park, Carbon and Stillwater Counties | New

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RED LODGE, Mt. — This week, FEMA and the Small Business Administration, SBA set up disaster recovery centers in three counties. Park, Carbon and Stillwater to provide disaster relief to people in need caused by flood damage.

Roosevelt Middle School is where one of three disaster recovery centers is located. Any home and business that has been impacted by last month’s historic flood can go to any nearby location for assistance.

The SBA offers low-interest loans to homeowners, businesses of all sizes, and most private nonprofit organizations.

Louise Porter, public affairs specialist for the SBA, said come meet someone in person to answer all questions for application assistance and application status.

She says that even if someone doesn’t qualify for an SBA loan, they can still get help from other FEMA programs.


“The main reason someone would be turned down is their ability to repay late – which means they can’t afford a loan – and also their credit history. These are the two main reasons people are turned away – but under these circumstances most people are eligible to be referred to FEMA’s Other Needs Assistance program – so we never want anyone to count themselves, especially if they feel they can afford a loan because there may be other recourses out there for them. said Porter

She says the sooner you file your claim, the sooner they can work out the damage cost to start the process, but you can’t do that unless you call or visit a center near you.

Not only box get help from FEMA and SBA, but the USDA agricultural agency makes sure everyone who needs help is covered.

Yellowstone County Executive Director and carbon countyMandy Tabrizi– says the agricultural service agency offers support through the Emergency Conversation Program – ECP.

She says the program can help with anything from repairing and replacing fences, unleash removal and restoration of conservation structures and farms.

Tabrizi says applications are open until September 2, but don’t wait to apply.

“What we plan to do is really hit it hard next week to get grower appointments for the ECP flood – we already have a list of growers who have already called us for multiple related reasons to the flood. And we’ll start calling those producers to come into the office so we can start that process. Mandy said.

She says the ecp cannot start working until a request has been approved, the the sooner you receive your application, the sooner they can get to work.

Roosevelt Jr High School

413 S Oakes Ave, Red Lodge, MT 59068

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

Absarokee Elementary School

8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week

102 View Vista Drive, Livingston

8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week


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