ALBANY, N.Y. -- Help is on the way for some private non-profit organizations in nine New York counties affected by the December 2008 ice storm. Some 30 non-profits applied for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under a major disaster declaration approved by President Obama in early March. The declaration triggered FEMA's Public Assistance program, covering 75 percent of eligible emergency costs for debris removal, emergency services and permanent work to repair damaged infrastructure.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded another $9 million in the latest round of federal disaster funding to nine New York counties that suffered damages from the December 2008 ice storm. The total aid to date is now more than $11 million. The New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) and FEMA provide the following summary of assistance approved as of June 10, 2009:
ALBANY, N.Y. -- In the latest round of announcements, federal disaster aid now tops $2 million for nine New York counties that suffered damages from the December 2008 ice storm. The New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provide the following summary of assistance approved as of April 27, 2009:
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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