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Posted on: July 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] State's Disaster Declaration Approved


Dear Neighbor,

Today, the federal government has officially approved our state's disaster declaration and ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas of Wayne and Washtenaw Counties affected by severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes from June 25 to June 26, 2021. This is great news for our hard-hit communities!

Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance by registering online at or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired.  The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.  

Below, you'll find further information on FEMA and additional local relief resources available. Please forward and share the information below to help my team and I ensure that anyone who might need help gets it.  


Individual Assistance 

FEMA's Individual Assistance mission ensures disaster survivors have timely access to a full range of authorized programs and services to maximize recovery through partnered coordination of STTL governments, as well as other federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. Find a Fact Sheet on Individual Assistance Programs here

Sequence of Delivery 

View a Individuals and Households Program (IHP) Sequence of Delivery Fact Sheet, outlining the order in which funding will be distributed and to whom, here

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants 

FEMA's hazard mitigation assistance provides funding for eligible mitigation measures that reduce disaster losses, reduces vulnerability of communities to disasters and their effects, and more. View a pamphlet on these grants, including a FAQ and additional resource links, here


The State Emergency Relief program provides immediate help to families and individuals facing conditions of extreme hardship or for emergencies that threaten health and safety. It is available to eligible residents that need help with home repairs necessary to correct unsafe conditions and restore essential services.

Applicants must be the owner or purchaser of the home and meet other eligibility requirements - including income limits - to qualify.

The lifetime maximum amount of funds available for non-energy related home repairs is $1,500 per household. State Emergency Relief Program assistance is available for repairs not covered by homeowner's insurance for the basic house structure, hot water heater, septic/waste disposal system, doors/windows, extermination services, electrical, plumbing, roofs and wells.

To apply for State Emergency Relief, visit Anyone who does not have internet access or needs assistance applying can contact their local MDHHS office. Or call 2-1-1 to be referred to other community resources. 


Wayne Metro is accepting applications for emergency food and supplies, rent and utility assistance, along with property and income tax assistance. Additionally, Wayne Metro is also accepting applications for the Great Lakes Water Authority WRAP (Water Residential Assistance Program) that provides eligible residents of the GLWA service area with payment assistance and home water conservation services. 

Call (313) 388-9799 or visit to find out what relief programs you may be eligible for. 

A list of additional flood recovery resources my team and I compiled for you can be found here 

As always, please remember that my (virtual) door is always open to you. Be sure to contact us if you have any questions or need further assistance, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for other updates.  



Rashida Tlaib

Member of Congress


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