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Federal aid programs for the State of Navajo Nation

Release date: 
May 22, 2019
Release Number: 
HQ-19-044

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the Navajo Nation.

Assistance for Tribal Government Can Include as Required:

  • Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for debris removal and emergency protective measures taken to save lives and protect property and public health.  Emergency protective measures assistance (Categories A and B), including snow assistance, is available to the tribal government on a cost-sharing basis. (Source: FEMA funded, tribe administered)
  • Payment of not more than 75 percent of the approved costs for hazard mitigation projects undertaken by state and local governments to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property from natural or technological disasters.  (Source: FEMA funded, tribe administered)

How to Apply for Assistance:
Application procedures for the tribe will be explained at a series of applicant briefings, with locations to be announced in the affected area by recovery officials. Approved public repair projects are paid through the state from funding provided by FEMA and other participating federal agencies.

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Last Updated: 
May 23, 2019 - 14:17