WILLISTON, Vt. -- Federal disaster aid has topped $1.1 million for two Vermont counties impacted by severe storms and flooding in mid-June. Addison and Franklin counties received the first of Vermont's three presidential disaster declarations this summer on July 15, making local communities eligible to receive federal assistance.
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 issued for Vermont. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for Vermont to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area by severe storms and flooding during the period of June 14-17, 2008.
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.
|Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated*||Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated*||Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*|
- Vermont Office of the Governor
- Vermont Emergency Management
- Dam Failure
- National Flood Insurance Program
Preliminary Damage Assessment
- Vermont, FEMA-1778-DR (PDF 37KB)