Wilton residents who wish to register with FEMA for disaster assistance due to Storm Sandy must do so by Dec. 31. More than $9.2 million in federal assistance has been approved to help people cope with disaster expenses resulting from the storm.
In addition, nearly $5 million in U.S. Small Business Administration loans have been approved. The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private nonprofit organizations fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and covers the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.