Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Briefings Scheduled for 15 Pennsylvania Counties

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January 18, 2013
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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Hurricane Sandy Public Assistance briefings have been scheduled for 15 counties in Pennsylvania, according to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Initial meetings are scheduled for Bedford, Bucks, Cameron, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Pike, Potter, Somerset and Sullivan counties.

The following is a list of dates, times and locations for the applicant briefings:

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Sullivan County, 9 a.m.

Sullivan County Department of Emergency Services

6864 Route 220

Laporte, PA 18626

Monroe County, 7 p.m.

Stroudsburg Junior High School


1198 Chipperfield Drive

Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Huntingdon County, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Huntingdon County Courthouse
223 Penn St.
Huntingdon, PA 16652

Bucks County, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Bucks County Emergency Services

1760 S. Easton Road

Doylestown, PA 18901

Thursday, Jan. 24

Somerset County, 10:30 a.m.

Somerset County Department of Emergency Services

100 E. Union St.

Somerset, PA 15501

Potter County, 6 p.m.

Gunzburger Building

1 N. Main St.

(Water St. Entrance)

Coudersport, PA 16915

Friday, Jan. 25

Cameron County, 10 a.m.

Cameron County Courthouse

20 E. Fifth St.

Emporium, PA 15834

Northampton County, 10 a.m.

Northampton County Emergency Management Services

100 Gracedale Ave.

Nazareth, PA 18604

Bedford County, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Bedford County Emergency Management Agency

200 S. Juliana St.

Bedford, PA 15522   

Monday, Jan. 28

Northampton County, 1 p.m.

Northampton County Emergency Management Services

100 Gracedale Ave.

Nazareth, PA 18604

Fulton County, 6 p.m.

Fulton County Emergency Management Agency

116 W. Market St.

Suite 102
McConnellsburg, PA 17233

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Franklin County, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Franklin County Department of Emergency Services

390 New York Ave.

Chambersburg, PA 17201

Pike County, 11 a.m.

Pike County Emergency Operations Center

135 Pike County Blvd.

Lords Valley, PA 18428

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Juniata County, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Juniata County Courthouse Annex

11 N. Third St.

Mifflintown, PA 17059

Thursday, Jan. 31

Dauphin County, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Dauphin County Conservation District

1451 Peters Mountain Road

Dauphin, PA 17018

Friday, Feb. 1

Montgomery County, 2 p.m.

Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus

1175 Conshohocken Road

Conshohocken, PA 19428

At the briefings, officials from state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations from these counties will receive information about applying for federal assistance to recover from Hurricane Sandy during the period from October 26 to November 8, 2012.  

FEMA manages the Public Assistance program, approves grants and provides technical assistance to the Commonwealth and applicants. The Commonwealth educates potential applicants, works with FEMA to manage the program and is responsible for implementing and monitoring the grants awarded under the program. Local officials are responsible for identifying damage, providing information necessary for FEMA to approve grants and managing each project funded under the program.

Federal funding is also available through the Public Assistance program on a cost-sharing basis for Hazard Mitigation measures in all counties of the Commonwealth.

Frequently asked questions about the Public Assistance process are included online at

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. FEMA Region III’s jurisdiction includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.  Stay informed of FEMA’s activities online: videos and podcasts are available at and Follow us on Twitter at

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