Following is a summary of key federal disaster assistance programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for New Mexico.
Assistance for State, Tribes and Eligible Local Governments Can Include as Required:
- Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for repairing or replacing damaged public facilities, such as roads, bridges, utilities, buildings, schools, recreational areas and similar publicly- owned property, as well as certain private non-profit organizations engaged in community service activities. (Source: FEMA-funded, state-administered.)
- Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for removing debris from public areas and for emergency measures taken to save lives and protect property and public health. (Source: FEMA-funded, state-administered.)
- Payment of not more than 75 percent of the approved costs for hazard mitigation projects undertaken by state, tribal and local governments to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property from natural or technological disasters. (Source: FEMA-funded, state-administered.)
How to Apply for Assistance:
- Application procedures for the state, tribal and eligible local governments will be explained at a series of federal/state applicant briefings with locations to be announced in the affected area by recovery officials. Approved public repair projects are paid through the state from funding provided by FEMA and other participating federal agencies.
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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