REISTERSTOWN, Md -- Officials from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that Public Assistance applicants’ briefings are scheduled for areas included under President Obama's disaster 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.
After Hurricane Irene, a presidential major disaster declaration was issued for 13 counties for the Public Assistance program. As a result, federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Hurricane Irene in the counties of Calvert, Caroline, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester.
Below is a listing of locations, dates and times for the meetings:
October 14, 2011 - 10 a.m.
Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties
Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, Md 20622
October 19, 2011 - 10 a.m.
Harford County Emergency Operations Center
2220 Ady Road, Forest Hill, Md 21050
October 20, 2011 - 10 a.m.
Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot Counties
Goodwill Fire Company
212 Broadway, Centreville, Md 21617
October 21, 2011 - 10 a.m.
Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties
Wor-Wic Community College, Student Center Building, Room SC-302
32000 Campus Drive, Salisbury, Md 21804
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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