Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's major disaster declaration issued for the District of Columbia.
Assistance for the District of Columbia Can Include as Required:
- Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for repairing or replacing damaged public facilities, such as roads, bridges, utilities, buildings, schools, recreational areas and similar publicly owned property, as well as certain private non-profit organizations engaged in community service activities. (Source: FEMA funded, District of Columbia administered.)
- Payment of not more than 75 percent of the approved costs for hazard mitigation projects undertaken by the District of Columbia to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property from natural or technological disasters. (Source: FEMA funded, District of Columbia administered.)
How to Apply for Assistance:
- Application procedures for local government will be explained at a series of federal/District of Columbia applicant briefings with locations to be announced in the affected area by recovery officials. Approved public repair projects are paid through the District of Columbia from funding provided by FEMA and other participating federal agencies.
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