BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- State disaster officials will hold applicant briefings to help representatives from state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in Minnesota counties apply for federal disaster assistance in the wake of the flooding that occurred on March 16 and continuing.
Officials will explain the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance program for debris removal, emergency protective measures and the repair, restoration or replacement of public facilities or infrastructure that were damaged. Under the cost-share program, FEMA Public Assistance funds 75 percent of the cost for eligible work.
Below is a listing of locations, dates and times for the meetings, according to officials from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and FEMA.
Tuesday May 24, 2011
Stevens County (host), Grant County, Traverse County
National Guard Armory
722 Iowa Ave
Morris, MN 56267
Wednesday May 25, 2011
Big Stone County, Lac Qui Parle County
Benson Fire Hall
1415 Kansas Ave
Benson, MN 56215
* A Public Assistance briefing for Swift County, the host of the meeting, will be included.
Yellow Medicine County (host), Chippewa County, Lyon County
415 9th Ave
Granite Falls, MN 56241
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Redwood County (host), Renville County
Redwood Area Community Center, meeting room #2
901 Cook Street
Redwood Falls, MN 56283
Blue Earth County (host), Brown County, Nicollet County
Blue Earth County Justice Center
401 Carver Road
Mankato, MN 56002
Friday May, 27, 2011
Sibley County (host), McLeod County, Le Sueur County
Sibley County E.O.C.
400 Court Ave.
Gaylord, MN 55334
The state invites representatives from local governments and private non-profit organizations in these requested counties to participate in the applicant briefings to share informational materials.
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.