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Announcement of Initial Public Notice

Release date: 
July 9, 2019
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Lincoln, NE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities via the Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA), or Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs.


The public notice for the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska recovery mission is posted on the following websites:


This initial public notice addresses the agency’s intention to reimburse the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska for eligible costs incurred to repair and/or replace facilities damaged by severe storms and flooding during the period of March 13 to April 01, 2019. This public notice concerns activities that may affect historic properties, activities that are in or may affect wetland areas or the 100-year floodplain, and critical actions within the 500-year floodplain. The notice describes the agency’s legal requirement to include the public in its evaluation of proposed activities to mitigate the impact to or by floodplains and wetlands and may affect historic resources.


This may be the only public notice provided regarding these FEMA actions. Questions and/or comments should be directed to the Regional Administrator, DHS-FEMA Region VII; 11224 Holmes Road; Kansas City, MO 64131.  The information may also be obtained by calling: (816) 283-7060, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.  Comments should be sent in writing to the above address, within 15 days of the date of publication of this Notice.


Members of the public with disabilities or access and functional needs can request reasonable accommodations by calling the FEMA Helpline, 800-621-3362. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Services may call 800-621-3362, voice/VP/711. Those who use TTY may call FEMA directly at 800-462-7585. Multilingual registration assistance is available. Operators will be available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST seven days a week until further notice.


FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.


For disaster updates from the State of Nebraska, visit The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska’s website at You can also follow @PoncaTribeofNE on Twitter, and on Facebook.


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Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has faced discrimination, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY). Multilingual operators are available.



Last Updated: 
July 9, 2019 - 15:13