Littleton , Colo. -- Colorado Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives and Colorado disaster recovery officials announced today the scheduled briefing for local Larimer County officials interested in applying for federal disaster assistance in the wake of Colorado snowstorms during the period of December 18-22.
Agencies eligible to participate include state agencies, local governments, public utilities, and certain private non-profit organizations.
"The State and FEMA designed these briefings to help local officials understand eligibility requirements and the reimbursement process," said State Coordinating Officer George Epp.
Federal assistance is provided on a cost-sharing basis covering 75 percent of eligible costs incurred for snow removal and emergency protective measures taken in response to the storms. State and local governments assume the remaining 25 percent share.
The briefing will be held on Friday, February 16 th at 11 a.m. at the following address:
Larimer County Courthouse
200 West Oak Street
First Floor, Carter Lake Room
Fort Collins , CO
Additional information is available at dola.colorado.gov/dem/. Handbooks, maps, and worksheets for potential applicants are available on the website.
FEMA manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident, initiates mitigation activities and manages the National Flood Insurance Program. FEMA works closely with state and local emergency managers, law enforcement personnel, firefighters and other first responders. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Mar. 1, 2003.