“As FEMA and its partners continue an aggressive power restoration effort, the President has approved an extension to the 100 percent cost share for emergency work performed by state, tribal and local governments through November 14, 2012. The 100 percent funding was set originally to last ten days, starting October 31 and specifically applies to work executed to restore emergency power and emergency public transportation assistance, including direct federal assistance for New Jersey, New York and Connecticut counties designated for FEMA Public Assistance. Other forms of Category B (emergency work) public assistance remain at a 75 percent cost share.
“More than 382,000 individuals in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut have registered for assistance. More than $499 million has been approved in FEMA housing and other needs assistance and the SBA has issued 262,668 disaster loan applications to residents and businesses.”