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August 20, 2010
News Release
Pasadena, Ca. -- When the magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Imperial County April 4, the powerful temblor knocked computer monitors, television sets, stereos and microwaves and other electronic devices off countertops, tables and shelves, shattering the hardware and creating a mass of e-waste.
July 9, 2010
Disaster Federal Register Notice
July 2, 2010
News Release
Pasadena, CA -- When public agencies in Imperial County begin planning earthquake recovery projects funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) they will consider environmental and historic matters as well as contracting issues. 
June 30, 2010
News Release
Pasadena, Calif. -- Officials with the Federal Management Agency (FEMA) and the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) have wrapped up initial meetings with 31 Public Assistance Program applicants in Imperial County, to discuss recovery needs associated with the April 4 earthquake.
June 21, 2010
News Release
Pasadena, Calif. -- The California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) met with eight public agencies in Imperial County June 15 to announce the availability of an estimated $21 million in federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) money. The funds are being offered on a competitive basis to state and local agencies in Imperial and other eligible California counties in the wake of the severe winter storms last January and February, and the April 4 earthquake.
May 27, 2010
News Release
Pasadena, CA. -- After a federally declared disaster, like the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Imperial County April 4, getting money to reimburse communities for emergency response and debris removal, and to repair or rebuild damaged public facilities is a critical part of the response and recovery process.
May 25, 2010
News Release
Pasadena, CA.-June 2 is the deadline for eligible Imperial County agencies, state of California agencies and certain private nonprofit organizations to submit Request for Public Assistance (RPA) forms to the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) for federal and state disaster assistance funding following the April 4 Imperial Earthquake.
May 12, 2010
News Release
PASADENA, CA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain eligible Private Non-Profit (PNP) organizations.
May 12, 2010
News Release
Pasadena, CA.-- The California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have announced an Applicant Briefing for Public Assistance (PA) will be held for local governments and certain private non-profits affected by the April 4 earthquake.
May 8, 2010
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Craig Fugate announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for California to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by an earthquake beginning on April 4, 2010, and continuing. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the earthquake in Imperial County.

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