Posted by Alabama Joint Field Office External Affairs
We remain focused on meeting the immediate recovery needs of Alabamians. Individuals and families who are eligible for rental assistance or other disaster grants will continue to receive those payments.
Local and state agencies in Alabama will continue to receive approved grant funding for debris removal and costs associated with emergency measures taken after the storms. Funding for longer-term recovery projects will be temporarily delayed. This includes funds for the rebuilding of public infrastructure, such as schools, roads, bridges and libraries.
Funding is not being eliminated for the longer-term recovery projects, but merely delayed until additional appropriations are available. These restrictions also affect projects under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. We continue to process these grant requests, but the funding cannot be released at this time.
So far, more than $475 million has been approved for Alabama tornado recovery as we continue to work with survivors, volunteers, faith-based and voluntary agencies, local governments and the State of Alabama in rebuilding the state.
For more information on the Disaster Relief Fund, visit the following FEMA Blog entry:
Setting the Record Straight About FEMA's Disaster Fund