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Applicants Added To Presidential Declaration

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December 16, 2011
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SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO – Officials from the Village of Milan, Cebolletta Land Grant and Sandoval County will meet with state and federal representatives to start the recovery process for infrastructure damaged or destroyed by the flooding August 19-24.

The meetings follow a Presidential Declaration on November 23, 2011, providing federal funding to designated state, tribal, and eligible local governments (including Cibola and Sandoval counties, and the pueblos of Acoma and Santa Clara) and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the floods.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for all eligible counties and tribes within the state.

New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) Public Assistance recovery specialists will conduct the Applicant Briefings. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives will conduct Kickoff meetings with potential applicants.

Schedule, Friday, December 16

Applicant Briefing: Village of Milan, Cebolletta Land Grant, 1 p.m.,        515 High St., Grants
Kickoff: Immediately following Applicant Briefing

Schedule, Monday, December 19

Applicant Briefing: Sandoval County, 10 a.m., Third floor, 1500 Idalia Rd., Bernalillo
Kickoff: TBD

“The declaration included Cibola and Sandoval counties,” DHSEM Secretary Mike Duvall said. “If any additional damages to public infrastructure occurred within the counties, we encourage local leadership to reach out to us as soon as possible this week.”

State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations impacted by the floods from August 19-24 should call DHSEM at 505-476-9600.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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