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 Tropical Storm Lee during the period of September 6-9, 2011.
As a result of the declaration, 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 Tropical Storm Lee in Anne Arundel, Cecil, Charles and Prince George’s counties. All counties in the state of Maryland and the independent City of Baltimore are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
Below is a listing of locations, dates and times for the meetings:
October 12, 2011 – 9 a.m.
Anne Arundel County
Camp Fretterd Military Reservation, 29th Division Hall
5401 Rue Saint Lo Dr, Reisterstown, Md 21136
October 14, 2011 – 10 a.m.
Charlotte Hall Veterans' Home
29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, Md 20622
October 17, 2011 10 a.m.
Prince George's County
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 at www.fema.gov/news/event.fema?id=15872
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