After a disaster, the State of Maine can decide to apply for federal aid. The type of aid can be either for public infrastructure or individual assistance.
In order to be eligible to apply for aid, the state needs to meet the damage threshold to apply for assistance. Once the damage thresholds are met, the Governor can request that the President issue a Disaster Declaration. Just because a Governor requests a Disaster Declaration does not mean that one will be automatically given.
If you could like to report damage to your home, please use the Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessment Survey (first link below) to complete an online damage assessment survey. If you would like to report damage to your business or farm, please click the Individual Assistance Business and Agriculture Assessment Survey (last link below). Please note that completing these assessments forms does not guarantee that any funding will be available.
Individual Assistance Surveys
Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessment Survey (online)
Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessment Form 9-29-22 (pdf)
Individual Assistance Business and Agriculture Assessment Survey (online)