Mercer County will set up an in-person registration site where residents can meet with FEMA and U.S. Small Business Administration representatives to apply for funding or to get answers to questions.
A center is now open at Mercer County Community College's Fine Arts building. The site will operate seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., until FEMA determines it has reached those who seek potential reimbursement, usually 4 to 6 weeks. No appointment is necessary.
Mercer County residents can apply for different types of assistance, including temporary housing, repair, replacement, Disaster Unemployment Assistance and Small Business Administration disaster loans.
Homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damage must bring with them a list of materials or goods lost or damaged as a result of the storm.
“We want to let our hardworking residents and business owners here in Mercer County know that we are here to help get them back on their feet after this historic hurricane,” Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes said.
There will be signs on campus directing people to the Fine Arts Building and there will also be reserved parking spaces clearly marked.
Trenton residents who need transportation may take the hourly shuttle bus from the Trenton Kerney Campus after checking in with security at Kerney Campus. The Kerney Campus is at North Broad and Academy streets, Trenton. The shuttle will run Monday-Saturday.
Affected residents and business owners can begin the disaster application process by registering online at www.fema.gov or www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling (800) 621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. You can also apply through a web-enabled mobile device or smartphone by visiting http://m.fema.gov/ and following the link to "apply online for federal assistance."
Residents who registered for assistance online by by phone do not need to visit the DRC, but can ask questions or seek further information there.