BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Officials from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have announced that State disaster officials will hold Public Assistance applicant briefings for Anoka and Hennepin counties on Thursday, June 16. The briefings will be held to help representatives from state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations apply for federal disaster assistance to support recovery from severe storms and tornadoes May 21-22, 2011.
Officials will explain the FEMA 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.
Thursday June 16, 2011
Emergency Operations Training Facility
25 37th Ave. NE
Fridley, MN 5542
Fridley City Hall (lower level meeting room)
6431 University Ave. NE
Fridley, MN 55432
The state invites representatives from local governments and private non-profit organizations in these 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.