REISTERSTOWN, Md -- Officials from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that Public Assistance applicant briefings are scheduled for areas included under President Obama's emergency declaration issued for Maryland.
The briefings will help representatives from the state, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations (not households and individuals) apply for federal disaster assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Hurricane Irene during the period of August 24 to September 5, 2011.
Prior to Hurricane Irene, the Governor requested a presidential emergency declaration which was approved for 22 counties (all counties in Maryland except Garrett) and the City of Baltimore. Specifically, FEMA is authorized to provide emergency protective measures (Category B), including direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program at 75 percent Federal funding.
Below is a listing of locations, dates and times for the meetings:
October 7, 2011 - 10 a.m.
Allegany, Washington, and Frederick Counties
Washington County Division of Emergency Services
16232 Elliott Pkwy, Williamsport, Md 21795
October 12, 2011 - 9 a.m.
Carroll, Baltimore, and Anne Arundel Counties, and Baltimore City
Camp Fretterd Military Reservation, 29th Division Hall
5401 Rue Saint Lo Dr, Reisterstown, Md 21136
October 17, 2011 - 10 a.m.
Montgomery, Howard, and Prince George’s Counties
Howard County Public Safety Training Center
2200 Scott Wheeler Dr, Marriottsville, Md 21104
Representatives from local governments and private non-profit organizations (in the above counties) are encouraged to participate in the applicant briefings. Additional information about this disaster is available www.fema.gov/news/event.fema?id=15439 and www.fema.gov/news/event.fema?id=15439
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