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​​Disaster Help for Survivors

The Disaster Recovery Assistance Program helps Pennsylvanians who have survived disasters and have no other way to recover.

This program steps in when federal recovery funding isn't available, and for Pennsylvanians who might not qualify for federal funding. 

The program provides grants to households that can be used to:

  • 🛠 Make home repairs
  • 🏡 Pay for temporary housing
  • 👚 Replace certain personal items​

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​CURRENT STATUS: The Disaster Recovery Assistance Program is active for the following disasters: Berks County Flood (July 9, 2023) ​and Northampton and Bucks County Flood (July 15, 2023).

Activation Notice:​ Berks County (PDF)
Activation Notice: Northampton County​ (PDF) 

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Am I Eligible?

Eligible residents must live in a municipality that has declared a disaster and also must have already been denied a Small Business Administration loan. Eligibility is income-based. Use the chart below to determine if you are eligible to apply.

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What's Covered?

Get help paying for losses that were a direct result of the disaster. Covered losses fit into one of three categories:

icon of a wrench and hammer.1. Home Repairs

Receive money to put toward remediations or repairs in your residence.

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Covers up to 60 days' lodging at a licensed establishment.

 3. Personal Property

Covers the loss of essential personal property.

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How to Apply

apply iconIf you don't yet have one, you'll need to register for a Keystone Login through the commonwealth. Then, you can apply online. Expand the "Application Walkthrough" section for instructions.

Open for applications

◾ Berks County Flood Assistance (July 2023)
◾  Northampton and Bucks County Flood (July 15, 2023)


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Have questions about the Disaster Recovery Assistance Program? We're here to help! Find answers to common questions below.


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 Contact Us

Email us at padrap@pa.gov with questions about this program. If you need technical assistance with your online application, please call 833-448-0647 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email egrantshelp@pa.gov