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California Wildfires (DR-1498)

Incident period: October 21, 2003 to March 31, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 27, 2003

News

May 7, 2004 - News Release

PASADENA, Calif. -- Six months after deadly firestorms ravaged sections of Southern California, federal and state officials have approved more than $317 million to help residents, business owners, local government agencies and non-profit organizations recover from the wildfires and prepare for future disasters.

April 29, 2004 - News Release

PASADENA, Calif. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced $1.5 million in public assistance funding to the County of San Diego for eligible costs incurred in the Right of Way Debris Removal Bin program. “It is important to understand that when fire overwhelms the state’s ability to cover the costs of cleaning up after these blazes, there are programs to provide the necessary assistance,” said Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response Michael D. Brown.

April 21, 2004 - News Release

PASADENA, Calif. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced more than $1.2 million in public assistance funding to the California Highway Patrol for eligible costs incurred while providing emergency protective measures to save lives and protect health and safety during the recent Southern California wildfires.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 10,588 $33,842,082.40 $9,327,997.51 $24,514,084.89
Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 05:04 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $108,273,712.54 $85,290,020.19 $20,414,640.46
Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 05:56 (Updated daily)

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