BOSTON, Maine -- Briefings have been scheduled throughout Connecticut to explain the application process to obtain federal assistance available to supplement state and local governments’ costs for clean-up of the record snowfall of January 22-23, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced today.
With President Bush’s Feb. 18 declaration, agencies in all Connecticut counties became eligible for federal funding to reimburse 75 percent of approved costs for equipment, contracts, and personnel overtime related to emergency services in dealing with the snow storm.
“Procedures for requesting assistance, including eligibility requirements and the reimbursement process, will be explained at a series of briefings to be held beginning this week,” said James N. Russo, federal coordinating officer for the event. “FEMA wants to be sure that applicants receive all the assistance available to them under the law.”
The schedule by county is as follows.
|HARTFORD||Thursday, Feb. 24.||1:00 p.m.||Wethersfield Town Hall,||505 Silas Dean Highway|
|WINDHAM & TOLLAND||Friday, Feb. 25||9:00 a.m.||Canterbury Town Hall||One Municipal Drive|
|NEW LONDON & MIDDLESEX
||Friday, Feb. 25||1:00p.m.||Mohegan Sun Public Building
||49 Sandy Desert Rd.|
|FAIRFIELD||Monday, Feb. 28||9:00a.m.||Monroe Council Chambers||7 Fan Hill Road|
|NEW HAVEN||Monday, Feb. 28||1:00p.m.||New Haven Fire Academy||230 Ella Grasso Blvd|
|LITCHFIELD||Tuesday, Mar. 1||9:00a.m.||Litchfield Firehouse||Route 202|
|STATE AGENCIES & TOWN MAKE UP||Tuesday, Mar. 1||1:00p.m.||Rocky Hill Veterans Home Auditorium||287 West Street|
|STATE AGENCIES & TOWN MAKE UP||Friday, Mar. 4||9:00a.m.||Rocky Hill Veterans Home Auditorium||287 West Street|
|STATE AGENCIES & TOWN MAKE UP||Friday, Mar. 4||1:00p.m.||Rocky Hill Veterans Home Auditorium||287 West Street|
FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates mitigation activities, trains first responders, works with state and local emergency managers, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003.