FEMA, SBA, Rinse, Repeat: More Aid Available For Those Rejected, But Move Fast

Jan 6, 2019

Damage caused by the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif.
Credit Marc Albert

While not typical, Silvera’s circumstances are far from unique. Fine print in insurance policies can leave huge gaps. But resources remain. It’s not a clear path. As Chelsea Irvine of the US Small Business Administration’s Disaster Assistance Program explains, a rejection by FEMA and even a refusal by SBA, can actually clear the way for direct help, but time is running out.