KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The clock is ticking for emergency managers to get their requests in for federal aid, state and federal disaster recovery officials told local government representatives at applicant briefings held in two Nebraska cities last week.
KANSAS CITY, MO. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is already moving to assist public entities in six counties in Nebraska affected by severe storms and flooding June 11-16. On Aug. 29, President Bush signed a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration authorizing FEMA's Public Assistance (PA) funding for six counties - Arthur, Chase, Dundy, Keith, McPherson and Perkins. The declaration is the third since summer storms began hitting the Midwest in early May.
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush?s major disaster declaration for Nebraska. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.
Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
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.
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