Federal Aid Programs for Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

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Release date: 
March 1, 2013
Release Number: 
HQ-13-016 Factsheet

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 Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Assistance for Tribal Governments Can Include as Required:

  • Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for removing debris from public areas and for emergency measures taken to save lives and protect property and public health.  (Source: FEMA funded, Tribe administered.)

How to Apply for Assistance:

  • Application procedures for the Tribal governments will be explained at a series of federal/Tribal applicant briefings with locations to be announced in the affected area by recovery officials. Approved public repair projects are paid through the Tribe from funding provided by FEMA and other participating federal agencies.

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Last Updated: 
March 1, 2013 - 19:03
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Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians