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FEMA Assistance Application Deadline is Oct. 31

Posted Friday, October 27, 2023
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Followign is a News Release from FEMA

WILLISTON, Vt. – This is the final week for Vermont residents affected by July’s severe storms, flooding, mudslides and landslides to apply for FEMA assistance.

The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. October 31.

If you had storm-related expenses and live or own a business in Caledonia, Chittenden, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, Windham or Windsor County, you should apply as soon as possible. FEMA assistance can provide grants and U.S. Small Business Administration loans for housing, home repairs and other disaster-related needs.

To apply, visit, download the FEMA App or call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. If you use a relay service such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA your number for that service when you apply.

To apply in person, visit the Disaster Recovery Center in Barre, where FEMA specialists can answer questions, help upload documents and refer you to available resources. The center is open at:

  • Alumni Hall Building, Third Floor, 16 Auditorium Hill, Barre, VT 05641

Hours of operation this week are:

  • October 24-25: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • October 26-29: closed
  • October 30: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • October 31-November 3: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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FEMA is committed to ensuring disaster assistance is accomplished equitably, without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. Any disaster survivor or member of the public may contact the FEMA Civil Rights Office if they feel that they are the victim of discrimination. FEMA’s Civil Rights Office can be contacted toll-free at 833-285-7448. Multilingual operators are available.

FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during and after disasters.