PASADENA, Calif. -- The Public Assistance application deadline for the November 2008 wildfires is December 17, said Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) officials.
The Public Assistance program, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), helps fund the repair, restoration, reconstruction or replacement of public facilities that were damaged or destroyed by a disaster. Eligible applicants include State and local governments, Native American tribes, and certain private nonprofit (PNP) organizations that provide an essential governmental service.
In accordance with Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 206.202(c), the application must be submitted to FEMA within 30 days after the date of declaration. The declaration date for the wildfires was November 18, 2008.
All State agencies, counties, cities, special districts, and eligible PNPs in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Santa Barbara counties that sustained wildfire costs or damages must submit an application to OES for federal-state financial assistance. The ?Request for Public Assistance? (RPA) form should be submitted to:
State Public Assistance Officer
Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Public Assistance Section
3650 Schriever Avenue
Mather, California? 95655
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.