ATLANTA , Ga. -- Victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita who were evacuated to Tennessee have received more than $37.6 million in aid from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA assistance for the more than 16,000 displaced persons in Tennessee includes funds for food, shelter, clothing, medical and dental care, funeral expenses and other emergency needs. In addition, FEMA provides financial and direct housing assistance to those persons who are eligible.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Michael D. Brown, Department of Homeland Security's Principal Federal Official for Hurricane Katrina response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available to Tennessee to supplement its efforts to assist evacuees from areas struck by Hurricane Katrina.
If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.
Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
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