WINDSOR, Conn. -- Vermont Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold a briefing in the Cambridge Rescue Building on Route 108 south of Jeffersonville, Vt. at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6. This meeting will outline federal funding available to help Lamoille County local governments and eligible nonprofit organizations recover from mid-April storm damage.
Money for qualified losses, reimbursements and repairs is now available as Lamoille County is added to the Presidential Major Disaster Declaration now declared for Essex, Caledonia, Orange, Rutland, Windsor, Bennington and Windham counties in Vermont.
?We are working hard to help these communities in Vermont repair their public facilities and keep essential services up and running,? said Federal Coordinating Officer Michael L. (Mike) Parker. FEMA Public Assistance grants pay seventy-five percent of the cost of repairing damaged facilities and reimburse local governments and eligible nonprofits for eligible disaster expenses for emergency services.
Communities in Lamoille County are asked to send a representative of their finance and emergency management departments to collect forms and information needed to begin the reimbursement process.
Private, nonprofit agencies may be eligible for a FEMA grant if they provide an essential public service such as power transmission or health care and incurred a minimum of $1,000 of storm related expenses.
For more information call Vermont Emergency Management at 800-347-0488.
FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.