Natural Disaster

Get 75000 In Trees and Bushes

Let the government help you to replace trees, bushes, and vines through the Tree Assistance Program. If you are a landscaper/orchardist and had plants damaged or destroyed by natural disaster, you can be reimbursed up to $75,000 for the cost to replant eligible trees, bushes, and vines. To find out how, contact the Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency

Visit: www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/publications/facts/html/tap04.htm

Financial Assistance to Victims of Natural Disaster

The Teamster Disaster Relief Fund provides monetary and non-monetary relief to individuals in the U.S. and Canada who are victims of disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes. Over $115,000 is available for assistance to individuals. Contact: Teamster Disaster Relief Fund, 25 Louisiana Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20001; (202) 624-6871

Visit: www.teamster.org.

Money to Buy or Build a Home After a Natural Disaster

Called Direct Housing – Natural Disaster and referred to as Program #10.445 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program assists qualified lower income rural families to meet emergency assistance needs resulting from natural disaster to buy, build, rehabilitate, or improve dwellings in rural areas. Funds are only available to the extent that funds are not provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). For the purpose of administering these funds, natural disaster will only include those areas identified by a Presidential declaration. Contact your local office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service at

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