Apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance
How to apply for July 2022 flood-related disaster assistance through FEMA
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On August 8, President Joe Biden approved Missouri's request for a major disaster declaration in response to the severe flooding that impacted region from July 25 to July 28.
Individuals who sustained damage or losses due to the flooding between July 25 and July 28, 2022 in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis and St. Charles counties may now apply for FEMA disaster assistance.
The information below is for individuals applying for assistance. Businesses can visit sba.gov or call 1-800-569-2955.
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Apply By November 7
The deadline for most individual assistance programs is 60 days following the President’s major disaster declaration. For the July 2022 flood, the application deadline is November 7, 2022.
Determine What You Need
Disaster assistance to eligible individuals generally falls into the following categories
- Housing Assistance may be available for up to 18 months for displaced persons whose residences were heavily damaged or destroyed. Funding also can be provided for housing repairs and replacement of damaged items to make homes habitable.
- Disaster Grants, which are available to help meet other serious disaster related needs and necessary expenses not covered by insurance and other aid programs. These may include replacement of personal property, and transportation, medical, dental, and funeral expenses.
- Low-Interest Disaster Loans are available after a disaster for homeowners and renters from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to cover uninsured property losses. Loans may be available for repair or replacement of homes, automobiles, clothing, or other damaged personal property.
- Other Disaster Aid Programs include crisis counseling, disaster-related unemployment assistance, legal aid and assistance with income tax, Social Security, and veterans’ benefits.
You'll need the following to complete your registration:
- Social Security Number (SSN) OR the SSN of a minor child in the household who is a U.S. Citizen, Non-Citizen National or Qualified Alien
- Annual Household Income
- Contact Information (phone number, mailing address, email address, and damaged home address)
- Insurance Information (coverage, insurance company name, etc.)
- Bank Account Information (if you are eligible to receive financial assistance, the money can be deposited in your account)
- Documentation of losses, including receipts and damage photographs.
File an Insurance Claim
If you have insurance, you should file a claim with your insurance company when you apply for FEMA assistance. FEMA cannot aid with losses already covered by insurance. If your insurance does not cover all your losses or is delayed, you may be eligible for FEMA assistance regarding your unmet needs.
For an accessible video on how to apply for assistance, visit youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw.
Use the Begin Online button below or call the phone number to apply for assistance.
Begin online Call (800) 621-3362
What to Expect
If your primary residence was damaged by the disaster and is not livable, sanitary and safe, you may be scheduled for a home inspection to verify damage. Based on your preference indicated at the time of your application, you will receive either a letter or electronic correspondence. The letter will explain whether you are eligible for assistance, how much assistance you will receive, how the assistance must be used, and how to appeal FEMA’s decision if you do not agree with it.
Your assistance will be determined by comparing your recorded essential losses and serious needs to the types of assistance available within FEMA programs and services. FEMA assistance is not the same as insurance nor can it make the survivor whole. Federal assistance from FEMA only provides funds for the basic repairs to make a home safe, sanitary and livable. You may also be referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for low-interest disaster loans to further assist with your recovery.
View more information on what to expect when applying for disaster assistance.
City Emergency Management Agency
1915 Olive Street,
Sixth Floor, CEMA
St. Louis, MO 63103
Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM Other hours as necessary.