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Here’s how to apply for a disaster recovery grant for earthquake damage

Residents of Anchorage, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the Kenai Peninsula whose property was damaged by Friday’s 7.0 earthquake may be eligible for funding to cover the cost of recovery, state officials said Monday.

The funding will cover damages to homes, vehicles and essential personal property, as well as medical and dental expenses incurred because of the earthquake. The grant program is part of the state disaster declaration put in place Friday by then-Gov. Bill Walker.

Homeowners and renters with homes that are damaged and unlivable may also be eligible for state Individual Assistance Temporary Housing.

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Residents can apply for a grant online at ready.alaska.gov. The state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will also be activating an assistance hotline at 1-855-445-7131 at 8 a.m. Tuesday. In-person registration may also become available, but the state has not specified when that might happen.

The division is working with affected jurisdictions to establish Disaster Assistance Centers where needed.

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