News, Media & Events: Pennsylvania


Federal Resume Workshop - West Coast Monthly Zoom presentation provided by FEMA Webinars will be every First Wednesday of each month. Topics Include: FEMA Overview Federal Resume Writing Tips Navigating USAJobs Additional Resources

FEMA’s Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) is offering a series of one-hour trainings on the federal procurement rules applicable to recipients and subrecipients purchasing under a FEMA grant award. These virtual trainings will be facilitated by GPD’s Procurement Disaster Assistance Team (PDAT).

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act increases funding for FEMA dam safety with $585 million for the Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dams (HHPD) Grant, $148 million for the State Assistance Grant, and $67 million total for operations and support. Listening sessions will help develop the goals for this funding and the steps necessary to accomplish these goals.

Preparedness Tips

A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions. Homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover most floods. Learn more about flood insurance.

Press Releases and Fact Sheets

PHILADELPHIA — The period of FEMA disaster assistance for Hurricane Ida survivors in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will close on March 10, 2023. Under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program, disaster assistance, including Continued Temporary Housing Assistance for rent and Home Repair Assistance, is limited to 18 months following the date of the Presidential disaster declaration. The Hurricane Ida disaster in Pennsylvania (DR-4618-PA) was declared on September 10, 2021. Therefore, if you applied for FEMA Individual Assistance following Hurricane Ida, your opportunity to receive additional assistance, if eligible, or to appeal the denial of assistance, ends on March 10, 2023. Be sure to submit all final requests, required documentation, and/or appeal letters before then.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | January 24, 2023
This week, the head of the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), a component of FEMA, and principals of America’s national fire service organizations travelled to New York City and Philadelphia to honor those lost to fires in the past year, including the 29 victims of the tragic fires in the Bronx and Philadelphia. During her visits, Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell shared steps to reduce the risk of fire in local communities and launch the USFA National Fire Strategy.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | January 13, 2023
PHILADELPHIA – Residents in the Borough of Yardley, PA now have lower flood insurance premiums because of the community’s initiatives to implement better floodplain management measures encouraged by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The Federal Emergency Management Agency created the voluntary Community Rating System (CRS) program to recognize local efforts to reduce flood risk, and to reward communities, their residents, and businesses by saving them money on flood insurance premiums. The Borough of Yardley recently advanced its standing in the program.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | November 17, 2022