Hurricane Sandy funding reaches $40 million - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Hurricane Sandy funding reaches $40 million


More than $40 million in federal assistance has been granted to Connecticut residents affected by Superstorm Sandy.

According to state officials, more than 12,100 Connecticut residents in Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London counties, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribal Nation have registered for assistance.

The money can be used to help homeowners, renters and small business owners.

The Small Business Administration has also approved loans to small business owners amounting to more than $28.5 million.

Gov. Dannel Malloy also extended the deadline to apply for assistance to Feb. 12. The previous deadline had been extended until Jan. 28. The original deadline was Dec. 31, 2012.

"If you haven't already, take the time to register with FEMA before Feb. 12 so you can begin the disaster assistance process," Malloy said in a statement Thursday.

To apply for FEMA aid after Hurricane Sandy, click the following link or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

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