Financial assistance

Disaster Recovery Centers in Yellowstone and Park Counties Close Monday | State

BILLINGS, Mont. – Residents of Carbon, Park, Stillwater and Yellowstone counties have one last chance Monday to seek help from FEMA and receive in-person assistance at a disaster recovery center (DRC).

Centers in Yellowstone and Carbon counties close Monday, August 26 at 6:00 p.m. After that, applications will need to be completed online at assistancecatastrophe.govby calling 800-621-3362 or using FEMA Mobile App.

“FEMA financial assistance may include money for temporary housing, basic home repairs, or other disaster-related needs such as childcare, transportation, and medical, funeral, or dental. All DRCs are jointly operated by FEMA and Montana Disaster & Emergency Services,” a FEMA statement read.

You can find the Yellowstone DRC at United Way of Yellowstone County, 2173 Overland Ave., in Billings, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Carbon County Mobile Disaster Recovery Center is located at Church of the Rockies, 7193 US Hwy 212, Red Lodge from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Below is more information about the care of affected Montana residents:

Support will continue for affected Montanas

The end of the period for requesting individual assistance and the closure of the DRCs does not mean the end of assistance to Montanese. The State of Montana and Montana Disaster & Emergency Services will continue to provide valuable resources to survivors at floodrecovery.mt.gov. This page is dedicated to state resources currently available to survivors and will be where future efforts will be announced.

Montana residents can use this website to access information about disaster relief for farmers and ranchers, access unemployment resources, and see updates on additional efforts to help survivors of the catastrophe.

Stay in touch with FEMA

If you have already applied for assistance, you must report any additional damage discovered since your home inspection to the agency. Be sure to update any changes in your mailing or email address, phone number, and current status of your insurance claims.


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Appealing a FEMA Decision

Homeowners and tenants who have applied for FEMA disaster assistance have the right to appeal FEMA eligibility decisions. Survivors who disagree with FEMA’s eligibility decision may file a written appeal within 60 days of receiving their letter, even if the application deadline has passed.

Small Business Administration

Long-term, low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, tenants, businesses, and nonprofits from the US Small Business Administration (SBA) may be available to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other sources.

Homeowners and renters should apply for an SBA disaster loan even if they are unsure if they need or want a loan. If the SBA cannot approve your request, in most cases you will be referred to FEMA’s Other Needs Assistance Program for possible further assistance.

August 29, 2022 is the deadline to file a claim with the SBA for property damage. The deadline for filing a claim for economic damage is March 30, 2023.

The SBA operates Disaster Recovery Centers (BRCs) where applicants can meet with SBA representatives and get help applying for one of the SBA’s low-interest disaster loans. BRCs are open at the following locations:

  • Park County: Gardiner Community Center, 208 W. Main St. Gardiner, MT 59030. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closing at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 29.
  • Park County: Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, 303 East Park St. Livingston, MT 59047. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closing at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 29
  • Applicants can apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) through the SBA’s secure website at catastropheloanassistance.sba.gov/ela. For more information or assistance with SBA Disaster Assistance, please contact the SBA Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or via email [email protected]. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impediment, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.

Mitigation aid

Contact the FEMA Mitigation Helpline at 833-FEMA-4-US (833-336-2487) for information on resilient building practices. Mitigation Specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MDT. You can also email the team at [email protected]

For more information on FEMA’s support for flood and severe storm recovery in Montana, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4655. Follow the FEMA Region 8 Twitter account at https://twitter.com/femaregion8.