Congressman Sherman Announces Extension of Deadline for Federal Assistance to those Impacted by the Woolsey Fire
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sherman announced a 15 day extension for those affected by the Woolsey Fire to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Residents of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties who suffered losses from the fire now have until February 15th to register with FEMA in order to be considered eligible for several disaster assistance programs. This extension also applies to low-interest disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
In November, Rep. Sherman urged the President to approve the initial disaster declaration and to make funds available to those impacted by the Woolsey Fire.
Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding
Those impacted by the fires can register with FEMA online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Multi-lingual operators are available. The toll-free numbers are open daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (PST).
The SBA Disaster Customer Service Center’s toll free number is 800-659-2955. Help is also available by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.sba.gov. Survivors may apply online at SBA’s secure website: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.