NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Certain private nonprofit (PNP) groups that experienced damages from storms between Oct. 29 and Nov. 8 may be eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
All PNPs that experienced damages may apply for disaster assistance by calling the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) Recovery Branch, 501-683-6700.
PNPs must first apply for assistance no later than Jan. 2, 2010, by contacting ADEM Recovery Branch, 501-683-6700.
The following generally may be eligible for assistance: educational facilities, utilities, irrigation, emergency, medical facilities, custodial care and facilities that provide essential government services. PNPs also may include museums, zoos, community centers, libraries, homeless shelters, senior citizen centers, shelter workshops, low-income housing, alcohol and drug treatment centers, facilities offering programs for battered spouses, animal control facilities, facilities offering food programs for the needy, daycare centers for children, or individuals with special needs.
PNPs located in the Arkansas counties of Boone, Bradley, Calhoun, Carroll, Cleburne, Cleveland, Columbia, Conway, Cross, Dallas, Drew, Franklin, Fulton, Grant, Izard, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Monroe, Nevada, Newton, Ouachita, Poinsett, Prairie, Pulaski, Randolph, Saint Francis, Scott, Sharp, Stone, Union, Van Buren, White and Woodruff may apply through the State Public Assistance Officer for FEMA assistance.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.