Homeowners and renters in Cleveland, Drew, Grant, Hot Spring, Jefferson, Lincoln, Ouachita and Phillips counties affected by the severe storms and straight-line winds on April 12, may be eligible for disaster assistance.


Individuals whose primary residence was destroyed or made uninhabitable will be able to apply for assistance from Wednesday, July 1, to Wednesday, July 15, 2020.


The assistance is offered through the State of Arkansas Individual Assistance program, according to a June 29 news release from the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management (ADEM.)


For homeowners and renters in Cleveland, Grant, Jefferson and Lincoln Counties to be eligible for state disaster assistance funds, applicants must first apply for assistance through the Small Business Administration as well as through the Arkansas Development and Finance Authority’s Disaster Home Loan Program.


Homeowners and renters in Drew, Hot Spring, Ouachita and Phillips Counties are not required to apply through the Small Business Administration, however, they are required to apply through the Arkansas Development and Finance Authority’s Disaster Home Loan Program to be eligible for state disaster assistance funds.


Affected residents can apply by contacting the call center hotline weekdays 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. at 1-888-683-ADEM (2336). Applicants will need to provide the address of the damaged home, insurance information, Social Security number and detailed damage information. Residents will also be asked to provide a phone number and email address.


Assistance may include home repairs, cleaning, household debris removal, and personal property repair. Businesses, second homes, vacation homes, vehicles, shed and outbuildings are not eligible for disaster assistance funds, according to the news release.


Details: Arkansas Division of Emergency Management (ADEM), www.adem.arkansas.gov or 501-683-6700.