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Federal Aid Programs for the District of Columbia Declaration

Release date: 
March 4, 2016
Release Number: 
HQ-16-020-FactSheet

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the District of Columbia.

Assistance for the District 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.  Emergency protective measures assistance is available to the District and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures, including snow assistance, for a continuous 48-hour period during or proximate to the incident period.  (Source: FEMA funded, District administered.). 
  • Payment of not more than 75 percent of the approved costs for hazard mitigation projects undertaken by the District to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property from natural or technological disasters.  (Source: FEMA funded, District administered.)

How to Apply for Assistance:

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

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders and ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 12:04