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May 26, 2020
Canton, MS – Persons and households in Clarke, Covington, Grenada, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lawrence, Panola and Walthall counties who register with FEMA may have questions about whether funds...
May 23, 2020
CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $2,025,000 in Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) funds to the city of Marquette, Mich., for a...
May 22, 2020
WASHINGTON -- As of May 21, FEMA, HHS and the private sector combined have coordinated the delivery of or are shipping: 83.4 million N-95 respirators, 140.2 million surgical masks, 11.9 million face...
May 22, 2020
During the first week of this month, assessments for cultural and environmental elements were performed for a record-breaking 420 projectsGUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Aware of the great importance of...
May 22, 2020
NASHVILLE –Disaster survivors in Bradley and Hamilton counties have until June 23, 2020 to register with FEMA for assistance. To date, more than $4 million in federal grants and disaster loans have...
May 22, 2020
The Community Mitigation decision support tool puts the data for each metric in the President’s Guidelines for Opening Up America Again in one easy-to-access place – the Gate Indicators tab and sub-...
May 22, 2020
WASHINGTON -- As FEMA, under the direction of the White House Task Force, has led the whole-of-America response to the COVID-19 pandemic for the past several weeks, billions of essential resources...
May 21, 2020
DENVER – FEMA has approved crisis counseling assistance for Wyoming residents struggling with stress and anxiety as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  The assistance is being made available under...
May 21, 2020
WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Alabama to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe...
May 21, 2020
WASHINGTON -- The whole-of-America response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic continues.To date, FEMA, HHS and the private sector combined have coordinated the delivery of or are shipping: 83.8...
May 21, 2020
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Alabama.Assistance for the State...
May 21, 2020
Canton, MS – A public notice is now available that addresses the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) intention to reimburse eligible applicants for costs to repair or replace facilities...
May 21, 2020
WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Michigan to supplement state and local response efforts to the emergency conditions in the area affected...
May 21, 2020
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that are available under President Donald J. Trump’s emergency disaster declaration issued for the state of Michigan.Assistance for the...
May 21, 2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three Kansas food banks will get a boost from the State of Kansas as a result of more than $5.7 million in expedited funding provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (...
May 20, 2020
 WASHINGTON – To address the challenges of managing disaster response and recovery efforts during this year’s hurricane season, FEMA is releasing the “COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the...
May 20, 2020
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,386,325 for the State of Florida to help the City of Dania Beach defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA...
May 20, 2020
Houses of Worship -- whether church, synagogue, mosque, chapel, meetinghouse or temple -- that sustained damage in the tornadoes and storms that hit Mississippi on April 12, 2020, and which are...
May 20, 2020
Canton, MS – A public notice is now available that addresses the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) intention to reimburse eligible applicants for costs to repair or replace facilities...
May 20, 2020
If you applied for assistance from FEMA because you sustained damage from the April 12-13 severe storms in Tennessee, you received a letter from FEMA in the mail or via email. The letter explained...
May 20, 2020
Honolulu, HI – A hurricane’s destructive winds, storm surge, and floods can wreak havoc on homes or businesses. As the 2020 Pacific hurricane season approaches, property owners and renters in Hawaii...
May 20, 2020
Salem, Oregon – The deadline to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been extended to July 2, 2020, for residents of Umatilla County and the...
May 20, 2020
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $3,568,353 for the State of Florida to help Sumter Electric Cooperative defray the costs of preparing for and responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public...
May 19, 2020
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience, or COR3, continue moving recovery forward with more than $37 million in additional funds for 121...
May 19, 2020
NASHVILLE – After registering for federal disaster assistance, it is important that FEMA be able to contact you. Be aware that phone calls from FEMA may appear to come from unidentified numbers and...
May 19, 2020
DENTON, Texas – La temporada de huracanes comienza oficialmente el lunes 1.o de junio. Hay varias medidas que usted puede tomar para prepararse.Verifique su cobertura de seguro. Las pólizas del...
May 19, 2020
DENTON, Texas – Hurricane season officially begins on Monday, June 1. There are several things you can do to prepare. Check your insurance coverage. Homeowner’s and renter’s insurance policies may...
May 18, 2020
PANAMA CITY, Fla. — FEMA has approved nearly $41 million for the State of Florida to reimburse seven applicants for eligible costs of debris removal, emergency protective measures and permanent...
May 18, 2020
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Less than three weeks after the federal disaster declaration for South Carolina’s April 13 storms, more than $1.8 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved for...
May 18, 2020
WASHINGTON -- The whole-of-America response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic continues, as National Guard soldiers support response efforts throughout their communities in Maryland, New Mexico and...
May 18, 2020
May 18, 2020DR-4393-NC NR 213Media Contact: 919-825-2514News ReleaseMore Than $2 Million Approved for Sanford Utilities  RALEIGH, N.C. – The State of North Carolina and FEMA are announcing more than...
May 18, 2020
Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of Arizona in combating the East Desert Fire burning in Maricopa County.On...
May 18, 2020
Manufacturing expansion is one part of a four-pronged supply chain stabilization approach for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic response. The expansion line of effort is focused on...
May 17, 2020
This obligation includes 50 projects for emergency work and permanent workGUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has obligated nearly $5.4 million in funds for emergency measures and permanent work projects to...
May 15, 2020
PANAMA CITY, Fla. — FEMA and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) have approved more than $1 billion in Public Assistance grants for Hurricane Michael-related recovery expenses. This...
May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020DR-4465-NC NR 008Media Contact: 919-825-2514 News ReleaseState, Federal Disaster Dollars Help Utility in Dunn Damaged by Hurricane Dorian  RALEIGH, N.C. –A North Carolina public utility...
May 15, 2020
WASHINGTON - As FEMA, under the direction of the White House Task Force, has led the whole-of-America response to the COVID-19 pandemic for the past two months, billions of essential resources and...
May 15, 2020
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A quick fix may change your decision if you applied for FEMA help following South Carolina’s April 13 storms and you disagree with your determination letter.Everybody has a right to...
May 15, 2020
WASHINGTON -- The whole-of-America response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic continues, as federal and state leaders toured a food distribution center in Laurel, Maryland, and the hospital ship USNS...
May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020DR-4393-NC NR 212Media Contact: 919-825-2514News ReleaseMore Than $1.7 Million Approved for Fayetteville Utilities  RALEIGH, N.C. – The State of North Carolina and FEMA are announcing...
May 15, 2020
Canton, MS – Recent tornadoes, high winds and severe storms may have resulted in the loss of important documents such as a credit card, birth or marriage certificates, property deeds or military...
May 14, 2020
 CHICAGO - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that $1,058,537 in federal funding has been made available to Michigan State Police/...
May 14, 2020
ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to Florida for 36th Avenue Fire in Collier County.This...
May 14, 2020
Salem, Oregon – If you sustained damage from the severe flooding in Eastern Oregon February 5 – 9, 2020, you should apply for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration...
May 14, 2020
May 14, 2020DR-4393-NC NR 211Media Contact: 919-825-2514News ReleaseMore Than $1.9 Million Approved for Laurinburg Housing Authority  RALEIGH, N.C. – The State of North Carolina and FEMA are...
May 14, 2020
WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of  Arkansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms,...
May 14, 2020
May 14, 2020DR-4543-NC NR 001Media Contact: 919-825-2514 News ReleaseFEMA Issues Public Notice for 18 North Carolina Counties  RALEIGH, N.C. – A public notice has been posted to the FEMA and North...
May 13, 2020
DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced $14.7 million in additional funding for COVID-19 response efforts in Colorado. The assistance was made available under the major disaster...
May 13, 2020
DENTON, Texas – In conjunction with U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services and the state of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today, the seven federally supported COVID...
May 13, 2020
WASHINGTON -- The whole-of-America response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic continues, as PPE donations from the Republic of Korea and Turkey are distributed to hardest-hit areas throughout the...
May 13, 2020
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina families and households in Barnwell and Berkeley counties who suffered damage as a result of the April 13 storms may be eligible for federal disaster assistance.FEMA...
May 13, 2020
 CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $2,926,153 in Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) funds to the Village of Spencer, for the...
May 13, 2020
NASHVILLE – Applying for federal disaster assistance from FEMA will not affect other federal benefits that Tennessee disaster survivors may receive.Residents in Bradley and Hamilton counties who...
May 12, 2020
ATLANTA – North Carolina will receive $9.3 million from FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to assist nonprofits that are helping residents who are experiencing hunger and homelessness...
May 12, 2020
May 12, 2020DR-4393-NC NR 209Media Contact: 919-825-2514 News ReleaseNew Bern Approved for More Than $7.5 Million to Rebuild Recreational Facility DURHAM, N.C. – The State of North Carolina and FEMA...
May 12, 2020
To address immediate and projected needs from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments may, under certain conditions, be reimbursed through FEMA’s...
May 12, 2020
ATLANTA – South Carolina will receive $3.5 million from FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to assist nonprofits that are helping residents who are experiencing hunger and homelessness...
May 12, 2020
WASHINGTON -- The whole-of-America response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic continue, as frontline responders and medical staffs are honored -- from Oregon to New Mexico.National Guardsmen...
May 12, 2020
ATLANTA – Tennessee will receive $5.7 million from FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to assist nonprofits that are helping residents who are experiencing hunger and homelessness.  The...
May 12, 2020
NASHVILLE – A public notice is now available that addresses the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) intention to reimburse eligible applicants for costs to repair or replace facilities...
May 12, 2020
Thirteen of the obligations are grants of over $1 million eachGUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience, or COR3, have announced the obligation...
May 12, 2020
PONCE, Puerto Rico –In the aftermath of a May 2 aftershock that damaged buildings and displaced dozens of residents, FEMA has reopened the incident period for the ongoing earthquake disaster in...
May 12, 2020
ATLANTA – Mississippi will receive $3.6 million from FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to assist nonprofits that are helping residents who are experiencing hunger and homelessness. ...
May 11, 2020
May 11, 2020DR-4393-NC NR 208Media Contact: 919-825-2514   News ReleaseMore Than $3.6 Million Approved to Repair Wilmington Drainage Systems DURHAM, N.C. – The State of North Carolina and FEMA are...
May 11, 2020
ATLANTA – Florida will receive $17.2 million from FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to assist nonprofits that are helping residents who are experiencing hunger and homelessness.  The...
May 11, 2020
NASHVILLE – Homeowners and renters in Bradley and Hamilton counties may find that their insurance doesn’t cover some of their losses after the April 12-13 tornadoes. In that case, FEMA may be able to...
May 11, 2020
ATLANTA – Georgia will receive $9.4 million from FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to assist nonprofits that are helping residents who are experiencing hunger and homelessness.  The...
May 11, 2020
Canton, Miss.-  Individuals and households in Clarke, Grenada, Jasper, Lawrence, Panola and Walthall counties in Mississippi may now apply for federal disaster assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and...
May 11, 2020
ATLANTA – Kentucky will receive $4.8 million from FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to assist nonprofits that are helping residents who are experiencing hunger and homelessness.  The...
May 11, 2020
COLUMBIA, S.C. — It takes two steps for survivors of the April 13 South Carolina storms to get possible federal help with losses.Step one: Use one of several ways to apply for FEMA help.Go online to...
May 11, 2020
ATLANTA – Alabama will receive $3.5 million from FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to assist nonprofits that are helping residents who are experiencing hunger and homelessness.  The...
May 11, 2020
WASHINGTON -- The whole-of-America response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic continued through the weekend and today, as a much-needed donation of PPE arrived from the Republic of Korea and an...
May 8, 2020
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of North Carolina.Assistance for the...
May 8, 2020
WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of  Arkansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms,...
May 8, 2020
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Arkansas.Assistance for the State...
May 8, 2020
WASHINGTON -- The whole-of-America response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic continued today, as a shipment of PPE arrived at a Washington, D.C., nursing facility.National Guardsmen continued their...
May 8, 2020
WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the Seminole Tribe of Florida to supplement the Tribe’s efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease...
May 8, 2020
WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of North Carolina to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by...
May 8, 2020
May 8, 2020DR-4393-NC NR 207Media Contact: 919-825-2514  News ReleaseRecently Approved Disaster Funds Benefit Scotland County, Town of Wallace DURHAM, N.C. –State of North Carolina and federal...
May 7, 2020
PHILADELPHIA – As the whole-of America response to COVID-19 continues, FEMA Region 3 is working with all partners to bring much needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) into the region. Over the...
May 7, 2020
NASHVILLE – Tennessee residents who applied for assistance from FEMA after sustaining damage in the April 12-13 tornadoes and storms will receive a letter from FEMA in the mail or via email.The...
May 7, 2020
Applicants for FEMA assistance are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Not everyone who applies will necessarily qualify for aid and amounts vary based on individual and/or household needs.The amount...
May 7, 2020
WASHINGTON -- The whole-of-America response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic continued today, as the first of two PPE shipments arrived in Maryland, for further distribution to more than 15,000...
May 7, 2020
ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to Florida to fight the Five Mile Swamp fire in Santa Rosa...
May 7, 2020
KANSAS CITY, MO – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated $78 million to the State of Iowa to help reimburse eligible expenses for emergency protective measures that the state...
May 7, 2020
Schools presented innovative ideas that address natural hazard risks in Colorado DENVER – Today, Earth Force and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the winners of the 2020 Rocky...
May 7, 2020
ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to Florida to fight the Mussett Bayou Fire located in Walton...
May 7, 2020
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – To date, FEMA has obligated nearly $89 million to repair and rebuild hospitals and health centers across the island. Over half of these funds are for permanent work for 258...
May 6, 2020
WASHINGTON -- The whole-of-America response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic continued today, as National Guardsmen performed support duties in Delaware and Oklahoma, while active-duty soldiers...
May 6, 2020
NASHVILLE – FEMA is committed to helping all eligible disaster survivors recover from the April 12-13 Tennessee severe storms and tornadoes, including U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals and...
May 6, 2020
Some Survivors May Be Contacted for Remote Home InspectionsCOLUMBIA, S.C. - If you were affected by the April 12-13 severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds in Aiken, Colleton, Hampton,...
May 6, 2020
CANTON, Miss. – If you are a disaster survivor in Mississippi’s Covington, Jefferson Davis or Jones Counties, you may have recently received an assistance grant from FEMA for damages to your...
May 5, 2020
WASHINGTON -- The whole-of-America response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic continued today, as National Guardsmen provide much-needed support from Ohio to New Mexico.Meanwhile, FEMA’s Region 3...
May 5, 2020
Testing is critical to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and mitigate its threat to public health. President Trump has led a historic effort to revolutionize testing in the United States to...
May 5, 2020
WASHINGTON – FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor emphasized the importance of hurricane preparedness during an exclusive interview with AXIOS May 2 and The Weather Channel today, as the nation continues...
May 5, 2020
SALEM, Ore. – 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...
May 5, 2020
NASHVILLE – The deadline for individuals and households in Davidson, Putnam and Wilson counties to apply for FEMA disaster assistance has passed, but work continues on Tennessee’s recovery from the...
May 5, 2020
This is a record number of obligations during a single month since the onset of the disaster, which includes 458 permanent work projects for municipalities  GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA and the...
May 4, 2020
ATLANTA – Federal funding is now available for the state of Georgia to provide crisis counseling services to its residents coping with stress and anxiety as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.On April...
May 4, 2020
ATLANTA – Federal funding is now available for the state of Kentucky to provide crisis counseling services to its residents coping with stress and anxiety as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.On...