Was your home damaged by Dec. storm? Juneau residents may be eligible for state grant
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Juneau residents may be eligible for state disaster recovery grants for damages to their primary residences that occurred during the December storm. To apply for the State of Alaska's Individual Assistance program, go to ready.alaska.gov or here. You can also call 1-855-445-7131. The deadline to apply is February 26.

On December 5, 2020, Governor Mike Dunleavy declared a State Disaster in response to numerous landslides, mudslides, and flooding across Southeast Alaska. The declaration activated the state's Public Assistance disaster recovery program, which funds emergency protective measures and critical infrastructure repair. On December 29, Governor Dunleavy amended his declaration and activated the state's Individual Assistance program, which is designed to help individuals and families with damages and/or expenses related to the disaster event. Read the full State of Alaska release here.

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To apply for Individual Assistance online (or at 1-855-445-7131), please have the following information:
  • Description of damages and/or losses
  • Home ownership documentation
  • Insurance information
  • Personal identification
  • Proof of occupancy (utility bill)

The State of Alaska Individual Assistance program has three parts:
  • Housing Assistance grants can provide funds for damages to primary residences not covered by insurance. The residence must be owner occupied at time of event. The program does not help with secondary homes, recreational properties and homes lived in less than 6 months a year. Damages must be serious and negatively impact the essential living spaces in the home, and damages must be from the declared event.
  • Temporary Housing can provide funds to secure lodging while applicants pursue permanent housing solutions. Financial assistance may be available for up to 18 months for owners and 3 months for renters.
  • Other Needs Assistance can provide funds for losses to essential personal property not covered by insurance such as clothing, appliances and furniture. Also, recovery costs such as clean up and some storage expenses. It may also help with disaster caused medical/funeral expenses not covered by insurance.

If you have any questions or issues applying online, call the State of Alaska Disaster Assistance Hotline 1-855-445-7131.

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