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Disaster Public Assistance Briefings Scheduled For Local Governments

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July 23, 2010
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) officials scheduled a series of applicant briefings to help local governments and eligible private nonprofit organizations apply for federal disaster recovery assistance. These briefings will be open to representatives of the declared counties affected by the severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes that began on June 1.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance (PA) Program provides federal funds to reimburse a minimum of 75 percent of the costs for removing debris, conducting emergency measures, repairing roads, bridges, public utilities, water control facilities, public buildings and parks. The State of Nebraska and the applying agency cover the remaining costs.

Government entities eligible to participate include local, county and state governments, Indian Tribal organizations and eligible nonprofits. Eligible nonprofits may include educational facilities, emergency, medical, rehabilitation, temporary and permanent custodial care facilities (including those for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities). Museums, zoos, community centers, libraries, shelter workshops, homeless shelters and any health and safety service of a governmental nature, may also be eligible.

Potentially eligible participants should attend any one of the following NEMA applicant briefings:

Friday, July 23

9 a.m.
Sarpy County
Sarpy Co. Admin Building      
Rooms A & B
1210 Golden Gate Drive
Papillion, NE  68046


Monday, July 26
1:30 p.m.
Phelps County
Phelps Co. Courthouse
2nd Floor Training Room      
715 5th Avenue
Holdrege, NE  68949


Tuesday, July 27
8:30 a.m. (MST)
Morrill County
Prairie Wind Community Center
424 N. Main Street
Bridgeport, NE  69336

2:30 p.m.
Lincoln County
Lincoln County Courthouse
Commissioner’s Room
301 North Jeffers
North Platte, NE  69101


Wednesday, July 28

9 a.m.
Cherry County

Cherry Co. Courthouse
365 North Main
Valentine, NE 69201

2:00 p.m.
Holt County

Holt County Courthouse
204 N. 4th Street
O’Neill, NE 68763


Thursday, July 29

9 a.m.
Garfield County

Catholic Parish Center
727 “I” Street
Burwell, NE 68823

2:00 p.m.
Madison County

Lifelong Learning
Northeast Campus
801 E. Benjamin Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

Additional PA briefings are being scheduled in August for applicants in other declared counties.

The 53 Nebraska counties now eligible for PA are: Antelope, Arthur, Blaine, Boone, Boyd, Brown, Burt, Cass, Chase, Cherry, Cheyenne, Colfax, Cum...

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