WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the Santa Clara Pueblo and ordered federal aid to supplement the Tribe’s efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of July 19-21, 2013.
Federal funding is available for the Santa Clara Pueblo and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work as a result of the severe storms and flooding.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the Tribe.
Nancy M. Casper has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected area. Casper said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the Tribe and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
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