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More Disaster Public Assistance Briefings Scheduled For Local Governments

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July 27, 2010
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Lincoln, Neb. – Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) officials scheduled a series of applicant briefings in August to help local governments and eligible private nonprofit organizations apply for federal disaster recovery assistance. These briefings are open to representatives of the declared counties affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding 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 and repairing levees, 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. 

Monday, August 2

8:30 a.m.
Nemaha County
Auburn City Office
1101 “J” Street
Auburn, NE  68305

2:00 p.m.
Nuckolls County
Nelson Community Center
333 South Main
Nelson, NE  68961

Tuesday, August 3

8:30 a.m.
Custer County
Municipal Building
314 South 19th Street
Broken Bow, NE  68822

2:00 p.m.
Sherman County
Community Building
803 “O” Street
Loup City, NE  68853

Wednesday, August 4

9:00 a.m.
Antelope County
Courthouse Basement
501 Main Street
Neligh, NE  68756

2:00 p.m.
Howard County
St. Paul Library
1301 Howard Street
St. Paul, NE  68873

Thursday, August 5

9:00 a.m.
Nance County
Courthouse Court Room
209 Esther Street
Fullerton, NE  68638

2:00 p.m.
Cuming County
Courthouse Jury Room
200 South Lincoln
West Point, NE  68788

Friday, August 6

9:00 a.m.
Colfax County
Fire Hall
302 East 16th
Schuyler, NE  68661

Any agency or organization in a declared county wanting to apply for assistance from the PA program should contact their county’s emergency director.

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

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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