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Metropolitan Digest / LOS ANGELES COUNTY NEWS IN BRIEF

LOS ANGELES COUNTY : Deadline to Apply for Earthquake Aid Extended

August 09, 1994

The deadline to apply for earthquake relief from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration has been extended by a month to Oct. 17.

Since the Jan. 17 earthquake, more than 600,000 individuals have applied for aid. FEMA has paid out nearly $1 billion in grants for emergency repairs, temporary housing and rental and mortgage assistance. The SBA has approved about $3 billion in business and home loans.

The state-administered individual and family grant program has provided another $100 million in grants for needs not met by insurance or other aid.

People may register for assistance at earthquake service centers or by calling (800) 462-9029. Hearing and speech impaired persons may call the TDD number, (800) 462-7585. People with questions about their applications may call the disaster help line at (800) 525-0321.

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