REISTERSTOWN, MD. -- The Maryland Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced they will hold Public Assistance Applicant Briefings to help local governments and certain private non-profits affected by the December 18-20, 2009, severe winter storm and snowstorm.
Following a request by the Governor for disaster assistance, a presidential disaster declaration was signed making federal funding available to the State of Maryland, eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis. The declaration covers funding for emergency work Category B snow removal for the snow events that led to the disaster declaration.
Federal Coordinating Officer Regis Leo Phelan said, "The Applicant Briefings will help clarify FEMA’s new snow policy, federal procurement standards, and insurance issues. We especially want to encourage private non-profit organizations to attend the briefings to find out if they are eligible to apply for Public Assistance for the December snow emergency."
The following is information on the briefing:
Camp Fretterd Military Reservation
Armory Classroom 1 and 2
5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive Reisterstown, MD
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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.