Disaster Relief

Kentucky Disaster Assistance

Senator Paul is continuing to help Kentuckians who are need of assistance. We are working to get help to all those in need. Below you can find links to key information on the latest recovery assistance available.

If you are a Kentuckian affected, and need assistance with the disaster claim process we can help. We can also assist with lost or damaged documents such as Social Security cards, VA records, military medals and records, and tax documents. You can start by filling out a Privacy Release form HERE or by calling our Bowling Green office at (270) 782-8303.

USDA RD Grants are Available to help People in Rural Kentucky Repair their Homes Damaged by Storms in 2022

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA RD) has announced the availability of grants to help people repair their homes that were damaged by historic flooding and storms in 2022. Survivors living in 26 Kentucky counties may be eligible for funding.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Resources:

For the latest information on Kentucky’s recovery visit https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4663. Follow FEMA on Twitter at FEMA Region 4 (@femaregion4) / Twitter and at facebook.com/fema.

For the information about the federal government’s ongoing disaster recovery efforts in Kentucky, please visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Kentucky disaster webpage: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4663

U.S. Small Business Administration:

Long-term, low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses and nonprofit organizations from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance and other sources.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/. Disaster loan information and application forms can also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (if you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services) or sending an email to DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov.

After you apply for disaster assistance from FEMA, you may be referred to the SBA. It is important to submit an application as soon as possible. If your application is approved, you are not obligated to accept an SBA loan. Failure to return the SBA application will disqualify you from other possible FEMA assistance, such as disaster-related car repairs, clothing, household items and other expenses.​​​​​​​

The filing deadline to submit applications for physical property damage was Sept. 27, 2022. The deadline to submit economic injury applications is May 1, 2023.

Kentucky Emergency Management

For the latest information about the Commonwealth’s ongoing disaster recovery efforts in Kentucky, including information about volunteering and donating critical supplies, please visit Kentucky Emergency Management (KY-EM)’s webpage: kyem.ky.gov

For the latest from Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear please visit: governor.ky.gov/news

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