Two Weeks Left to Apply for FEMA Assistance

Homeowners and renters with disaster-related damage or loss from the March 14 tornadoes in Auglaize, Crawford, Darke, Delaware, Hancock, Licking, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Richland, and Union counties have just two weeks left to apply for assistance from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

The application period for federal assistance ends on Monday, July 1, 2024.

Individuals who need help applying or have questions about their federal assistance application can visit the Disaster Recovery Center in Logan County or contact the FEMA Helpline. Note, that the center will temporarily close on Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth. Normal hours will resume on Thursday, June 20 and the center will remain operational until further notice. The Disaster Recovery Center is located at:

Indian Lake EMS District Building
280 N. Oak St.
Lakeview, OH 43331
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday, Closed Sundays.

At the center, Ohioans can meet face-to-face with specialists from FEMA, SBA, and state and local agencies to learn about the services and assistance programs available. In addition, survivors can submit documents needed for their applications, learn the status of their applications, receive information on how to appeal, and have their questions about disaster assistance answered.

To apply for FEMA grant assistance without visiting the center, go online to, download the FEMA mobile app, or call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. If you use a relay service such as video relay service, captioned telephone service, or others, give FEMA your number for that service when you apply.

Homeowners, renters, businesses, and certain private non-profit organizations can learn more about SBA low-interest Physical Disaster Loans that can go towards repairing and replacing disaster-damaged property, by going online to

For more information about Ohio’s disaster recovery, visit