SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Renters in Indiana that have been impacted by the deadly tornado that touched down on March 31 – April 1 are being offered Rental Assistance for Displaced Indiana Residents through FEMA’s Individual and Households Program.

FEMA may be able to help provide financial assistance for eligible renters, including students whose homes or personal property may have been damaged or destroyed. The grants provided through the program do not need to be repaid.

Grants provided by FEMA may include the following:

  • Rental assistance if you need to relocate because of storm damage.
  • Lodging reimbursement if you had to stay in a hotel temporarily.
  • Necessary personal property such as furniture, appliances, clothing, textbooks, or school supplies.
  • Replacement or repair of tools and other job-related equipment required by the self-employed.
  • Primary vehicles that are necessary for school or work.

FEMA’s assistance program is offered to those impacted in Allen, Benton, Clinton, Grant, Howard, Johnson, Lake, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Sullivan, and White counties. People can register by visiting a Disaster Recovery Center. To find a nearby center, visit  

The Individual Assistance registration deadline is June 14, 2023. To apply without visiting a center, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, go online to, or use the FEMA App.