DENTON, Texas -- More than $5.4 million has been awarded to the state of New Mexico by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for debris and sediment removal from a number of retention ponds in the aftermath of severe storms and torrential rains in late August 2011. More than $4.1 million of the funding will cover costs related to the removal and disposal of silt and debris from 11 secondary retention structures for the Santa Clara Pueblo. Nearly $1.3 million of the funding will cover costs to remove and dispose of sediment from a Cochiti Pueblo retention structure.
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's major disaster declaration issued for the State of New Mexico.Assistance for the State, Tribal and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO – President Obama amended his November 23, 2011, declaration to include the designations of Los Alamos County and the Pueblo of Cochiti for flooding that occurred from August 19-24, 2011. The Presidential Declaration provides federal funding to designated state, tribal, 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 floods.
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*|
- New Mexico Office of the Governor
- New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
- Dam Failure
- National Flood Insurance Program
Preliminary Damage Assessment
- New Mexico, FEMA-4047-DR (PDF 21KB)