ATLANTA – Issaquena, Sharkey, Warren and Yazoo counties in Mississippi are now eligible to receive federal funding under FEMA’s Public Assistance program to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from Feb. 22 – March 29, 2019.
All designated counties could receive federal funding on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities and infrastructure.
The state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in the following counties are eligible for federal grants: Alcorn, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Clay, Coahoma, Grenada, Humphreys, Issaquena, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Leflore, Lowndes, Montgomery, Panola, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tishomingo, Union, Warren, Washington, Webster, Yalobusha and Yazoo.
For more information on the Public Assistance process, please visit www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit. For information about Mississippi’s recovery, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4429 or www.msema.org/feb-23-2019-storms-tornadoes.
FEMA’s Mission: Helping people before, during, and after disasters.