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Mar 14, 2019
Posted Under: Nonprofit News       Tags: earthquake

Recovery Resources

Nonprofit Resources for your organization

  • Apply for public assistance (emergency protective measures and earthquake-related debris removal, as well as for repairs to infrastructure damage). The deadline to apply is April 1. More information can be found here: http://ready.alaska.gov/Earthquake
  • SBA Loans – The US Small Business Administration provides low-interest, long-term disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, including nonprofit organizations (and individual homeowners and renters – see below) to repair or replace uninsured/under-insured disaster damaged property.  As a business, you may borrow up to $2 million for physical damage. BA is providing one-on-one assistance to disaster business loan applicants at a Business Recovery Center in Eagle River. No appointment is necessary.

Resources for those you serve

Alaska Disaster Hotline (free legal assistance available for earthquake survivors): (855) 743-1001

The type of legal assistance available includes:

  •  Replacement of identification documents other important destroyed legal documents;
  •  Assistance with life, medical, and property insurance claims;
  •  Help with home repair contracts and contractors;
  • Assisting in consumer protection matters, remedies, and procedures;
  •  Counseling on mortgage-foreclosure problems;
  • Counseling on landlord-tenant problems; and
  • Assistance with securing FEMA and other government benefits available to disaster survivors

Federal Individual Assistance
You must apply for Federal Assistance even if you have already applied for State Individual Assistance. The deadline to apply for federal assistance is April 1.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available through the Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development. This is for survivors who would not otherwise be eligible for regular
unemployment assistance.

SBA Loans – The US Small Business Administration provides low-interest, long-term disaster loans to homeowners and renter to repair or replace uninsured/under-insured disaster damaged property. As a homeowner you may borrow up to $200,000 to repair/replace your disaster damaged primary residence. As a homeowner or renter, you may borrow up to $40,000 to repair/replace damaged personal property.

SBA is providing one-on-one assistance to disaster business loan applicants at a Business Recovery Center in Eagle River. No appointment is necessary.

SBA Business Recovery Center
Eagle River/Chugiak Parks and Recreation
12001 Business Blvd., Room 170
Eagle River, AK 99577
Mondays – Fridays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Emotional Support

Center for Disaster Philanthropy,  has a series of articles on the  emotional strains during recovery:

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