https://www.fema.gov/ en FEMA Provides An Additional $1.2 Million to Utah for COVID-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210201/fema-provides-additional-12-million-utah-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides An Additional $1.2 Million to Utah for COVID-19 Response</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided $1.2 million in additional funding for COVID-19 response efforts in Utah. To date, FEMA has provided more than $56.6 million in Public Assistance funding for COVID-19 response in Utah. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 4, 2020.</p> <p>The $1.2 million was provided to Salt Lake County for purchasing materials and supplies to support the County’s emergency feeding initiative. Additionally, funds were provided for contracted services with local food banks and other organizations to provide and distribute meals to vulnerable community members including; individuals who test positive for COVID-19, those who have been exposed but do not require hospitalization, and high risk individuals over the age of 65 or with underlying health conditions. Funding for this project is authorized under Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.</p> <p>FEMA’s Public Assistance Program provides funding for emergency actions undertaken by communities to protect public safety, providing at least a 75-percent funding share for eligible costs. Remaining costs are the responsibility of the state and local applicants for assistance.</p> <p>For the COVID-19 response, FEMA has simplified the Public Assistance application and funding process to address the magnitude of this event and to allow local officials to receive eligible funding more quickly. These reimbursements play a critical role as state, local and tribal officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Brian.Hvinden</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 02/01/2021 - 20:29</span> Mon, 01 Feb 2021 20:29:00 +0000 Brian.Hvinden 612099 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides An Additional $1.2 Million For Montana COVID-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210202/fema-provides-additional-12-million-montana-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides An Additional $1.2 Million For Montana COVID-19 Response</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided $1.2 million in additional Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in Montana. The assistance was made available under the major disaster declaration issued March 31, 2020.</p> <p>This assistance has been provided to Montana Disaster and Emergency Services and represents a 75 percent federal cost share of the total project cost of $1.6 million. These funds are for costs related to operation of the State Emergency Operations Center and staff, purchasing and distributing of personal protective equipment (PPE), safety equipment and supplies, and providing emergency medical staff for the treatment of suspected COVID-19 patients during the time period of February 19 to September 30, 2020. Funding for these emergency protective measures is in addition to previously awarded federal funding.</p> <p>To date, FEMA has provided more than $8.18 million in Public Assistance funding for COVID-19 response efforts in Montana. </p> <p>FEMA’s Public Assistance Program provides funding for emergency actions undertaken by communities to protect public safety, providing at least a 75-percent funding share for eligible costs. Remaining costs are the responsibility of the state and local applicants for assistance.</p> <p>For the COVID-19 response, FEMA simplified the Public Assistance application and funding process to address the magnitude of this event and to allow local officials to receive eligible funding more quickly. These reimbursements can play a critical role as state, local and tribal officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Brian.Hvinden</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 02/01/2021 - 20:28</span> Mon, 01 Feb 2021 20:28:51 +0000 Brian.Hvinden 612096 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Approves Funding For Newell Lake Dam Repair https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210201/fema-approves-funding-newell-lake-dam-repair <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Approves Funding For Newell Lake Dam Repair</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>DENVER, CO</strong> – FEMA has approved more than $1.19 million to reimburse the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks for repairs to the Newell Lake Dam after severe storms and flooding damaged the facility during the summer of 2019.  The storms caused significant erosion to the Newell Lake earthen dam embankment and spillway creating an immediate threat to the health and safety of the general public.</p> <p>The $1.19 million grant from FEMA represents a 75-percent federal cost-share for the project. The State of South Dakota will provide the remaining 25-percent non-federal cost share.</p> <p>Federal funding is provided through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant Program, which reimburses state, tribal, local and certain non-profit agencies for a portion of the repair and rebuilding of public infrastructure damaged as a result of a presidentially declared disaster.</p> <p>On September 23, 2019, the president declared a major disaster declaration for South Dakota as a result of severe storms and flooding in May and June of that year.  This was one of four federal disaster declarations for South Dakota in 2019. </p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="https://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit">www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Brian.Hvinden</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 02/01/2021 - 18:15</span> Mon, 01 Feb 2021 18:15:51 +0000 Brian.Hvinden 612102 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Approves Funding for Four South Dakota Communities https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210129/fema-approves-funding-four-south-dakota-communities <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Approves Funding for Four South Dakota Communities</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>SIOUX FALLS – FEMA and the State of South Dakota have awarded more than $3.7 million in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds to four South Dakota cities for the purchase of flood prone properties and their removal from the floodplain. These acquisition projects will allow property owners to relocate away from high-risk flood areas and prevent damage from future flooding events.</p> <p>The breakdown in Federal funds includes:</p> <ul><li>$1,147,538 for the purchase of 12 properties in the City of Madison.</li> <li>$928,816 for the purchase of seven properties in the City of Sioux Falls.</li> <li>$806,641 for the purchase of 10 properties in the City of Dell Rapids.</li> <li>$443,607 for the purchase of six properties in the City of Yankton.</li> </ul><p>The $3.3 million from FEMA represents a 75 percent cost-share of the acquisition projects. The State of South Dakota will contribute an additional $443,547 for the projects with the local community responsible for the remaining costs.</p> <p>FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Jon Huss said the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds can be used for the purchase and demolition of structures and the cost of returning the property to green space in perpetuity. The purchased lots become the property of the sponsoring community.</p> <p>Tina Titze, Director of the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management said the funding is the result of one of four presidential disaster declarations approved for South Dakota in 2019 and noted that in addition to home buyouts, additional HMGP grants have been awarded for numerous smaller projects across the state including the construction of storm shelters and safe rooms as well as providing emergency generators to protect critical infrastructure.</p> <p>The HMGP program is funded through a percentage of overall federal disaster response and recovery costs . South Dakota recently had an enhanced statewide hazard mitigation plan approved. This makes the state eligible for the maximum of 20 percent toward the program.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>minh.phan</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 01/29/2021 - 23:55</span> Fri, 29 Jan 2021 23:55:56 +0000 minh.phan 611778 at https://www.fema.gov Proposed Boulder County Flood Map Reflects Changes to Local Flood Risk, Insurance Rates https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210129/proposed-boulder-county-flood-map-reflects-changes-local-flood-risk <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Proposed Boulder County Flood Map Reflects Changes to Local Flood Risk, Insurance Rates</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>DENVER</strong> – Boulder County’s flood insurance rate map update is nearing completion. The new maps will provide Boulder County with more accurate flood risk information that can help local officials and residents make informed decisions about reducing flood risks and purchasing flood insurance.</p> <p>The mapping project is a joint effort between Boulder County, Cities of Boulder and Longmont, Towns of Erie, Jamestown, Lyons, Nederland, Superior and Ward, and the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB). It is part of a nationwide effort led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to increase local knowledge of flood risks and support actions to address and reduce those risks.</p> <p>Before new flood insurance rate maps become effective, there is a 90-day appeal period during which local residents and business owners can provide additional data for consideration before the maps are final. This appeal period starts on February 3, 2021 or February 4, 2021 depending on the community.</p> <p>Community officials and CWCB encourage residents and business owners to review the proposed flood insurance rate maps to learn about local flood risks, potential future flood insurance requirements, and any concerns or questions about the information provided.</p> <p>You may submit an appeal package during the 90-day appeal period. The sole basis of the appeal must include the possession of knowledge or information indicating that the flood hazard determinations proposed by FEMA are scientifically and/or technically incorrect.</p> <p>For further details on this process, visit <a href="https://www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/BFE_Status/bfe_main.asp">https://www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/BFE_Status/bfe_main.asp</a>. To view preliminary mapping, visit the Colorado Hazard Mapping Website (<a href="https://coloradohazardmapping.com">https://coloradohazardmapping.com</a>), or contact your local floodplain administrator. Preliminary mapping may also be viewed on FEMA’s Map Service Center (<a href="https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/prelimdownload/">https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/prelimdownload/</a>).</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Brian.Hvinden</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 01/29/2021 - 22:00</span> Fri, 29 Jan 2021 22:00:05 +0000 Brian.Hvinden 611772 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides an Additional $181 Million to Colorado for COVID-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210128/fema-provides-additional-181-million-colorado-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides an Additional $181 Million to Colorado for COVID-19 Response</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided $181 million in additional funding for COVID-19 response efforts in Colorado. To date, FEMA has provided more than $330 million in Public Assistance funding for COVID-19 response in Colorado. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 4, 2020, by President Trump.</p> <p>The $181 million was provided to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to fund COVID-19 community testing sites and laboratory contracts in Colorado. Funding for this project is authorized under Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.</p> <p>“This FEMA assistance is making a difference across Colorado,” said FEMA Region 8 Administrator Lee dePalo. “Testing sites ensure that both individuals and health officials have critical information on the level of infections within the state. This helps state and local leaders make critical decisions in the battle against COVID.”</p> <p>FEMA’s Public Assistance Program provides funding for emergency actions undertaken by communities to protect public safety, providing at least a 75-percent funding share for eligible costs. Remaining costs are the responsibility of the state and local applicants for assistance.</p> <p>For the COVID-19 response, FEMA has simplified the Public Assistance application and funding process to address the magnitude of this event and to allow local officials to receive eligible funding more quickly. These reimbursements play a critical role as state, local and tribal officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p> <p> </p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 01/16/2021 - 20:41</span> Sat, 16 Jan 2021 20:41:43 +0000 anthony.mayne 610211 at https://www.fema.gov President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Colorado https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210115/president-donald-j-trump-approves-major-disaster-declaration-colorado <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Colorado</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Colorado to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by wildfires from Sept. 6 to Nov. 5, 2020.</p> <p>Federal funding is also available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the wildfires in Grand and Larimer counties.</p> <p>Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.</p> <p>Jon K. Huss has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal response operations for the affected area. Additional designations may be made later if warranted by further damage assessments.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>mayshaunt.gary</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 01/15/2021 - 23:59</span> Fri, 15 Jan 2021 23:59:34 +0000 mayshaunt.gary 610184 at https://www.fema.gov President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Utah https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210113/president-donald-j-trump-approves-major-disaster-declaration-utah <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Utah</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Utah to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by straight-line winds Sept. 7 – 8, 2020.</p> <p>The President's action makes federal funding available to the state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by straight line winds in Davis, Morgan, Salt Lake and Weber counties.</p> <p>Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.</p> <p>Kenneth G. Clark has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of damage assessments</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>mayshaunt.gary</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 01/13/2021 - 14:22</span> Wed, 13 Jan 2021 14:22:04 +0000 mayshaunt.gary 610070 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides an Additional $7.6 Million to Utah for COVID-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210107/fema-provides-additional-76-million-utah-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides an Additional $7.6 Million to Utah for COVID-19 Response</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided $7.6 million in additional funding for COVID-19 response efforts in Utah. To date, FEMA has provided more than $54.8 million in Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response efforts in Utah. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 4, 2020 by President Trump.</p> <p>The $7.6 million was provided to the Utah Department of Health for emergency protective measures related to the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies from July 2 through September 23, 2020. Funding for this project is authorized under Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.</p> <p>FEMA’s Public Assistance Program provides funding for emergency actions undertaken by communities to protect public safety, providing at least a 75-percent funding share for eligible costs. Remaining costs are the responsibility of the state and local applicants for assistance.</p> <p>For the COVID-19 response, FEMA has simplified the Public Assistance application and funding process to address the magnitude of this event and to allow local officials to receive eligible funding more quickly. These reimbursements can play a critical role as state, local and tribal officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>minh.phan</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 01/07/2021 - 21:58</span> Thu, 07 Jan 2021 21:58:10 +0000 minh.phan 609821 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides An Additional $2.3 Million To North Dakota For Payments For Lost Wages Due To COVID-19 https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210107/fema-provides-additional-23-million-north-dakota-payments-lost-wages-due <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides An Additional $2.3 Million To North Dakota For Payments For Lost Wages Due To COVID-19</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has provided an additional $2.3 million to the state of North Dakota to supplement unemployment benefits for those who lost employment because of the coronavirus pandemic. On August 8, 2020, President Trump made available up to $44 billion from FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund to provide financial assistance to Americans who have lost wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> <p>FEMA previously provided $35.2 million for North Dakota lost wages payments, bringing the total amount provided by FEMA to the State to $37.5 million.</p> <p>FEMA’s grant funding allowed North Dakota to provide those unemployed due to COVID-19 $300 per week on top of their regular unemployment benefit. The assistance was provided for the period from July 26 to September 6. The grant also included funds for state management of the program.</p> <p>To learn more about FEMA’s lost wages supplemental payment assistance, visit: <a href="https://www.fema.gov/fact-sheet/fema-lost-wages-supplemental-payment-assistance">https://www.fema.gov/fact-sheet/fema-lost-wages-supplemental-payment-as…</a>.</p> <p>In addition to this program, North Dakota received a major disaster declaration for the COVID-19 response. Under that declaration, the state was approved for a crisis counseling program to help individuals deal with the mental health impacts of the pandemic, and FEMA is providing funding to North Dakota jurisdictions for eligible costs related to the pandemic response. Current funds provided equal $31.3 million.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>minh.phan</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 01/07/2021 - 17:05</span> Thu, 07 Jan 2021 17:05:36 +0000 minh.phan 609800 at https://www.fema.gov Salt Lake County Eligible for FEMA Public Assistance Funding for Magna Earthquake https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210105/salt-lake-county-eligible-fema-public-assistance-funding-magna-earthquake <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Salt Lake County Eligible for FEMA Public Assistance Funding for Magna Earthquake</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>SALT LAKE CITY – On Dec. 31, 2020 President Trump announced additional disaster assistance is available for Salt Lake County. The aid comes in the form FEMA Public Assistance funding to supplement state and local efforts to recover from the Magna Quake and aftershocks between March 18 and April 17, 2020.</p> <p>Assistance covers eligible disaster-related debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair or rebuilding of public facilities such as roads, bridges, water control facilities, buildings, equipment, public utilities, parks and recreational facilities.</p> <p>Public Assistance reimbursements are made on a cost-sharing basis to counties, municipalities, state, tribes and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency work and restoration of infrastructure. The federal cost share is no less that 75 percent, with the state and local applicant responsible for remaining costs.</p> <p>The Utah Division of Emergency Management will be providing information directly to the eligible applicants on how to apply for assistance.</p> <p>For more information on Utah’s recovery from the Magna Quake, visit, <a href="http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4548">www.fema.gov/disaster/4548</a>, or <a href="https://earthquakes.utah.gov/magna-quake/">https://earthquakes.utah.gov/magna-quake/</a>. </p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Brian.Hvinden</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 01/05/2021 - 16:20</span> Tue, 05 Jan 2021 16:20:04 +0000 Brian.Hvinden 609605 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Approves Funding for Sioux Valley Southwestern Electric https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210105/fema-approves-funding-sioux-valley-southwestern-electric <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Approves Funding for Sioux Valley Southwestern Electric</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>SIOUX FALLS, SD – FEMA has approved $3.64 million to reimburse Sioux Valley Southwestern Electric Cooperative for repairs in the wake of a severe winter storm in 2019. High winds and heavy icing caused widespread damage to the electric cooperative’s equipment leaving nearly 10,000 customers in Lake, Minnehaha and Moody counties without power and damaging hundreds of poles, power lines, and other equipment.</p> <p>The $3.64 million from FEMA represents a 75 percent federal cost-share for permanent repairs that include replacing 890 power poles, four transformers and where feasible burying power lines to make them less susceptible to future storm damage. The State of South Dakota will provide an additional $485,936 in funding for the project with the cooperative responsible for the remaining costs.</p> <p>FEMA previously announced an additional $1.2 million in grant funds to Sioux Valley Southwest Electric for temporary power restoration work.</p> <p>The federal funding is provided through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant Program, which reimburses state, tribal, local and certain non-profit agencies for a portion of the repair and rebuilding of public infrastructure damaged as a result of a presidentially-declared disaster.</p> <p>FEMA has currently obligated a total of more than $45.1 million in Public Assistance grant funds to South Dakota as a result of the winter storms and spring flooding. This was one of four federal disaster declarations for South Dakota in 2019.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="https://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit">https://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>minh.phan</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 01/05/2021 - 15:39</span> Tue, 05 Jan 2021 15:39:43 +0000 minh.phan 609602 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides an Additional $8.6 Million for North Dakota COVID-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210104/fema-provides-additional-86-million-north-dakota-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides an Additional $8.6 Million for North Dakota COVID-19 Response</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided $8.6 million in additional Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in North Dakota. The assistance was made available under the major disaster declaration issued April 1, 2020 by President Trump.</p> <p> During the declaration period, a combined $8.6 million in federal funds were provided to the North Dakota Department of Health and the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services for emergency protective measures related to COVID-19. Some measures include labor, materials, rental equipment and contracts to provide management, control, and reduction of immediate threats to public health and safety from COVID-19, N95 mask disinfection for health and medical institutions, dissemination of public information, staff enhanced medical facilities, and State community-based testing activities. Funding for these emergency protective measures is in addition to previously awarded federal funding.</p> <p> To date, FEMA has provided more than $31.2 million in Public Assistance funding for COVID-19 response efforts in North Dakota. FEMA’s Public Assistance Program provides funding for emergency actions undertaken by communities to protect public safety, providing at least a 75-percent funding share for eligible costs. Remaining costs are the responsibility of the state and local applicants for assistance.</p> <p> For the COVID-19 response, FEMA simplified the Public Assistance application and funding process to address the magnitude of this event and to allow local officials to receive eligible funding more quickly. These reimbursements can play a critical role as state, local and tribal officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p> Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p> <p> </p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>minh.phan</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/04/2021 - 16:28</span> Mon, 04 Jan 2021 16:28:21 +0000 minh.phan 609548 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides Salt Lake City $3.7 Million for Seismic Retrofitting https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201222/fema-provides-salt-lake-city-37-million-seismic-retrofitting <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides Salt Lake City $3.7 Million for Seismic Retrofitting</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has announced an award of more than $3.7 million to Salt Lake City, Utah. The funds are the federal cost share for the “Fix the Bricks” mitigation project to address the threat of structural collapse of residential unreinforced masonry (URM) structures during an earthquake event.</p> <p>The project funds the seismic retrofitting of 216 residential URM structures, including seismic wall-to-roof retrofits, bracing of URM chimneys, and marketing efforts to inform the general public about the project. This project will reduce the likelihood of structural collapse and allow occupants to escape, therefore, reducing injury and loss of life.</p> <p>FEMA is providing a 75-percent federal cost share for the $5 million project. Funding is provided through FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program, which is designed to assist states, U.S. territories, federally-recognized tribes, and local communities in implementing a sustained pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation program. The goal is to reduce overall risk to the population and structures from future hazard events, while also reducing reliance on federal funding in future disasters.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program can be found at <a href="https://www.fema.gov/pre-disaster-mitigation-grant-program">https://www.fema.gov/pre-disaster-mitigation-grant-program</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Brian.Hvinden</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 12/22/2020 - 20:43</span> Tue, 22 Dec 2020 20:43:22 +0000 Brian.Hvinden 609112 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides Plains, Montana $5.1 Mitigation Grant to Relocate Wastewater Treatment Plant https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201214/fema-provides-plains-montana-51-mitigation-grant-relocate-wastewater <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides Plains, Montana $5.1 Mitigation Grant to Relocate Wastewater Treatment Plant</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has announced an award of more than $5.1 million to the Town of Plains, Montana. The funds are the federal cost share for a mitigation project to relocate the community’s wastewater treatment plant.  The plant is at risk of failure in a 10-year flood event.</p> <p>The existing plant has four lagoons and an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system; new lagoons and an ultraviolet disinfection system will be installed at the new site.  The new facility will be on a 10-acre property outside of the floodplain. Relocating the facility will help ensure a safe water supply for the community and avoid discharge of untreated water.</p> <p>The FEMA grant accounts for 89 percent of the total cost of the $5.7 million project. Funding is provided through FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program, which is designed to assist states, U.S. territories, federally-recognized tribes, and local communities in implementing a sustained pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation program. The goal is to reduce overall risk to the population and structures from future hazard events, while also reducing reliance on federal funding in future disasters.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program can be found at <a href="https://www.fema.gov/pre-disaster-mitigation-grant-program">https://www.fema.gov/pre-disaster-mitigation-grant-program</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>minh.phan</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 12/14/2020 - 14:21</span> Mon, 14 Dec 2020 14:21:25 +0000 minh.phan 607844 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides Washington City $1.2 Million for Flood Mitigation https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201214/fema-provides-washington-city-12-million-flood-mitigation <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides Washington City $1.2 Million for Flood Mitigation</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has announced an award of more than $1.2 million to Washington City, Utah. The funds are the federal cost share for a mitigation project to address the threat of flooding in the Pineview Estates area.</p> <p>The project includes the placement of approximately 2,800 feet of erosion protection, in the form of rock, brush and cottonwood plantings, along the Virgin River. This project will help make Washington City more resilient to flood and erosion damage from future events in the Virgin River by reducing the risk for 22 private homes, a city park, and other existing public road and utility infrastructure.</p> <p>FEMA is providing a 75-percent federal cost share for the $1.6 million project. Funding is provided through FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program, which is designed to assist states, U.S. territories, federally-recognized tribes, and local communities in implementing a sustained pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation program. The goal is to reduce overall risk to the population and structures from future hazard events, while also reducing reliance on federal funding in future disasters.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program can be found at <a href="https://www.fema.gov/pre-disaster-mitigation-grant-program">https://www.fema.gov/pre-disaster-mitigation-grant-program</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>minh.phan</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 12/14/2020 - 14:18</span> Mon, 14 Dec 2020 14:18:05 +0000 minh.phan 607841 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides An Additional $2.5 Million For Colorado COVID-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210127/fema-provides-additional-25-million-colorado-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides An Additional $2.5 Million For Colorado COVID-19 Response</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided an additional $2.5 million in funding for COVID-19 response efforts in Colorado. To date, FEMA has provided more than $157.8 million in Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in Colorado. The assistance was made available under the major disaster declaration issued March 28 by President Trump.</p> <p>$2.5 million was provided to the state of Colorado for emergency protective measures to lease, remodel and inspect the Western Slope Memory Care to serve as an Alternate Care Site (ACS) in stand by status.</p> <p>All costs for this project took place from April 10 to November 30, 2020.</p> <p>FEMA’s Public Assistance Program provides funding for emergency actions undertaken by communities to protect public safety, providing at least a 75-percent funding share for eligible costs. Remaining costs are the responsibility of the state and local applicants for assistance.</p> <p>For the COVID-19 response, FEMA has simplified the Public Assistance application and funding process to address the magnitude of this event and to allow local officials to receive eligible funding more quickly. These reimbursements can play a critical role as state, local and tribal officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Brian.Hvinden</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/09/2020 - 18:45</span> Wed, 09 Dec 2020 18:45:06 +0000 Brian.Hvinden 604889 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides an Additional $42 Million for Colorado COVID-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201118/fema-provides-additional-42-million-colorado-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides an Additional $42 Million for Colorado COVID-19 Response </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided an additional $42 million in funding for COVID-19 response efforts in Colorado. The assistance was made available under the major disaster declaration issued March 28 by President Trump.</p> <p>A breakdown of the most recent funding is as follows:</p> <p>•          $37.8 million to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment to create and operate seven community-based testing sites to conduct COVID-19 testing and contracts for Polymerase chain reaction(PCR) tests, laboratory support and supplies;</p> <p>•          $4.5 million to the state of Colorado for emergency protective measures to lease and stage the Colorado Convention Center for use as an Alternate Care Site (ACS).</p> <p>FEMA’s Public Assistance Program provides funding for emergency actions undertaken by communities to protect public safety, providing at least a 75-percent funding share for eligible costs. Remaining costs are the responsibility of the state and local applicants for assistance.</p> <p>For the COVID-19 response, FEMA has simplified the Public Assistance application and funding process to address the magnitude of this event and to allow local officials to receive eligible funding more quickly. These reimbursements can play a critical role as state, local and tribal officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p>To date, FEMA has provided more than $153 million in Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in Colorado. Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p> <p><a># # #</a></p> <p><em>FEMA's mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.</em></p> <p><em>Follow us on Twitter at </em><a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion8"><em>twitter.com/femaregion8</em></a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>minh.phan</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/18/2020 - 22:33</span> Wed, 18 Nov 2020 22:33:03 +0000 minh.phan 603397 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides an Additional $8.5 Million for North Dakota COVID-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210127/fema-provides-additional-85-million-north-dakota-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides an Additional $8.5 Million for North Dakota COVID-19 Response </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided more than $8.5 million in additional Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in North Dakota.  The assistance was made available under the major disaster declaration issued April 1 by President Trump.</p> <p>During the declaration period, more than $8.5 million in federal funds were provided to the North Dakota Department of Health for emergency protective measures for labor, materials and contracts to increase COVID-19 laboratory testing.</p> <p>FEMA’s Public Assistance Program provides funding for emergency actions undertaken by communities to protect public safety, providing at least a 75-percent funding share for eligible costs. Remaining costs are the responsibility of the state and local applicants for assistance.</p> <p>For the COVID-19 response, FEMA simplified the Public Assistance application and funding process to address the magnitude of this event and to allow local officials to receive eligible funding more quickly. These reimbursements can play a critical role as state, local and tribal officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p>To date, FEMA has provided more than $21.2 million in Public Assistance funding for COVID-19 response efforts in North Dakota. </p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p> <p><a># # #</a></p> <p><em>FEMA's mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.</em></p> <p><em>Follow us on Twitter at </em><a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion8"><em>twitter.com/femaregion8</em></a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>minh.phan</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/18/2020 - 21:32</span> Wed, 18 Nov 2020 21:32:23 +0000 minh.phan 603394 at https://www.fema.gov After Colorado Wildfires, the Time to Buy Flood Insurance is Now https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201117/after-colorado-wildfires-time-buy-flood-insurance-now <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">After Colorado Wildfires, the Time to Buy Flood Insurance is Now</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>DENVER</strong> – Colorado saw devastating wildfires this year, with three of the state’s largest wildfires in history being recorded. Although the flames are now largely contained, people and communities are at risk for another threat, flooding.  Wildfires leave the ground charred and unable to absorb water. This creates a flash flooding potential for years to come, even in areas that rarely experienced flooding in the past. Sometimes these flash floods can pick up ash and large debris, turning into mudflows that are highly destructive.</p> <p>Unlike many causes of damage, flooding and mudflows are generally not covered by a homeowners’ policy.  An uninsured flood loss can eat into your life’s savings.  Floods are the most common and expensive natural disaster in the U.S.  Just an inch of water in an average-sized home can cause $25,000 in damage.  A National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policy protects against such losses and can ensure that a flood doesn’t bring financial ruin.</p> <p>Flood insurance is easy to get, the only requirement is that you live in an NFIP participating community. These include cities, counties and other jurisdictions that manage development.  You don’t need to live in a floodplain to purchase a policy.  If you live outside a floodplain, insurance will likely cost less than for those living in a higher risk area. </p> <p>Buyers should be aware of the 30-day waiting period for an NFIP policy to go into effect.  It is important to purchase a policy now to protect your property against the continuing threat of flooding.  You can usually purchase flood insurance from your current agent.  If that isn’t possible, NFIP representatives can help you find one.</p> <p>As with any insurance, be sure to talk with your agent about the specifics of your policy. Find out more about your risk and flood insurance at <a href="http://www.floodsmart.gov">www.floodsmart.gov</a>. To purchase flood insurance or find an agent, call 1-800-427-4661.</p> <p><a># # #</a></p> <p><em>FEMA's mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.</em></p> <p><em>Follow us on Twitter at </em><a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion8"><em>twitter.com/femaregion8</em></a>.</p> <p> </p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>minh.phan</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 11/17/2020 - 14:59</span> Tue, 17 Nov 2020 14:59:55 +0000 minh.phan 602713 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides $45 Million for Utah COVID-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201113/fema-provides-45-million-utah-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides $45 Million for Utah COVID-19 Response</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>DENVER</strong> – FEMA has provided more than $45 million in Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in Utah. The assistance was made available under the major disaster declaration issued April 4 by President Trump.</p> <p>A breakdown of the most recent funding is as follows:</p> <ul><li>$43.8 million in federal funding to the Utah Department of Health for Emergency Protective Measures for the purchase and distribution of personal protective equipment and medical supplies, and the leasing of a storage and distribution warehouse through June 30;</li> <li>$1.25 million in federal funding in expedited funding to the Utah Department of Health for Emergency Protective Measures to lease and stage the Mountain America Exposition Center, which was utilized as an alternate care site.</li> </ul><p>FEMA’s Public Assistance Program provides funding for emergency actions undertaken by communities to protect public safety, providing at least a 75-percent funding share for eligible costs. Remaining costs are the responsibility of the state and local applicants for assistance.</p> <p>For the COVID-19 response, FEMA simplified the Public Assistance application and funding process to address the magnitude of this event and to allow local officials to receive eligible funding more quickly. These reimbursements can play a critical role as state, local and tribal officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p>Additional support for the state of Utah has come in the form of mission assignments, in which FEMA has directed other federal agencies, such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to perform work to address needs identified by the state. The federal share for these mission assignments is currently $18,774,906.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p> <p><a># # #</a></p> <p><em>FEMA's mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.</em></p> <p><em>Follow us on Twitter at </em><a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion8"><em>twitter.com/femaregion8</em></a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>minh.phan</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/13/2020 - 14:53</span> Fri, 13 Nov 2020 14:53:57 +0000 minh.phan 601807 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides Utah $1.9 Million for Earthquake Mitigation of Fire Stations https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201028/fema-provides-utah-19-million-earthquake-mitigation-fire-stations <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides Utah $1.9 Million for Earthquake Mitigation of Fire Stations</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>DENVER</strong> – FEMA has announced an award of more than $1.9 million to the Unified Fire Authority for earthquake mitigation. The grant funds will be used for structural and non-structural retrofitting activities for five fire stations and non-structural retrofitting for an additional 15 stations. It’s location along the Wasatch Fault puts the Salt Lake metropolitan area at risk for a damaging earthquake.</p> <p>FEMA is providing a 75-percent federal cost share for the $2.6 million project. Funding is provided through FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program, which is designed to assist states, U.S. territories, federally-recognized tribes, and local communities in implementing a sustained pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation program. The goal is to reduce overall risk to the population and structures from future hazard events, while also reducing reliance on federal funding in future disasters.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program can be found at <a href="https://www.fema.gov/pre-disaster-mitigation-grant-program">https://www.fema.gov/pre-disaster-mitigation-grant-program</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Brian.Hvinden</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/28/2020 - 15:49</span> Wed, 28 Oct 2020 15:49:59 +0000 Brian.Hvinden 600313 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides Additional $4.1 Million for Colorado COVID-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201027/fema-provides-additional-41-million-colorado-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides Additional $4.1 Million for Colorado COVID-19 Response</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>DENVER</strong> - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced $4.1 million in additional funding for COVID-19 response efforts undertaken by the State of Colorado. The assistance was made available under the major disaster declaration issued March 28 by President Trump.</p> <p>The funds are for Emergency Protective Measures, including contracts to lease the Larimer County Event Complex and the St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center as Alternate Care Sites for the period between July thru November 2020. FEMA previously provided $2.3 million for leases from April through June.</p> <p>FEMA’s Public Assistance Program provides funding for emergency actions undertaken by communities to protect public safety, providing at least a 75-percent funding share for eligible costs. Remaining costs are the responsibility of the state and local applicants for assistance.</p> <p>For the pandemic response, FEMA has simplified the Public Assistance application and funding process to address the magnitude of this event and to allow local officials to receive eligible funding more quickly. These reimbursements can play a critical role as state, tribal and local officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p>To date, FEMA has provided more than $109.9 million in Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in Colorado.  Additional support has come in the form of mission assignments, where FEMA directs another federal agency to perform work to address needs identified by the state.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Brian.Hvinden</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/28/2020 - 01:27</span> Wed, 28 Oct 2020 01:27:48 +0000 Brian.Hvinden 600166 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA AUTHORIZES FUNDS TO FIGHT COLORADO’S CALWOOD FIRE https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201019/fema-authorizes-funds-fight-colorados-calwood-fire <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA AUTHORIZES FUNDS TO FIGHT COLORADO’S CALWOOD FIRE </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>DENVER</strong> – This afternoon, FEMA authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Calwood Fire burning in Boulder County near the Town of Jamestown.</p> <p>FEMA Regional Administrator Lee dePalo approved the state’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) after receiving the request and determining that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster.</p> <p>At the time of the request, the Calwood Fire was threatening 500 homes. Mandatory evacuations are in place for approximately 1,000 people. The fire also is threatening 750 other buildings, US Hwy 36, public utility distribution, powerlines, and Lefthand Canyon watershed in the area. The fire started on October 17, 2020, and has burned in excess of 3,000 acres of federal and private land.</p> <p>The authorization makes FEMA funding available to pay 75 percent of the state’s eligible firefighting costs under an approved grant for managing, mitigating and controlling designated fires. These grants do not<strong> </strong>provide assistance to individual home or business owners and do not cover other infrastructure damage caused by the fire.</p> <p>Fire Management Assistance Grants are provided through the President's Disaster Relief Fund and are made available by FEMA to assist in fighting fires that threaten to cause a major disaster. Eligible items can include expenses for field camps; equipment use, repair and replacement; mobilization and demobilization activities; and tools, materials and supplies.</p> <p>With the FMAG authorization, additional funding is made available through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Post Fire for the mitigation of wildfire and related hazards, such as flood after fire or erosion. Some eligible wildfire project types include defensible space measures, ignition-resistant construction, and hazardous fuels reduction.</p> <p>For more information on FMAGs, visit  <a href="https://www.fema.gov/fire-management-assistance-grants-program-details">https://www.fema.gov/fire-management-assistance-grants-program-details</a>. For HMGP Post Fire, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-grant-program-post-fire">https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-grant-program-post-fire</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Brian.Hvinden</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 10/18/2020 - 04:36</span> Sun, 18 Oct 2020 04:36:52 +0000 Brian.Hvinden 595758 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA AUTHORIZES FUNDS TO FIGHT COLORADO’S EAST TROUBLESOME FIRE https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201019/fema-authorizes-funds-fight-colorados-east-troublesome-fire <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA AUTHORIZES FUNDS TO FIGHT COLORADO’S EAST TROUBLESOME FIRE </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>DENVER</strong> – This afternoon, FEMA authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the East Troublesome Fire burning in Grand County, Colorado near the City of Granby, and the Towns of Hot Sulphur Springs and Parshall.</p> <p>FEMA Regional Administrator Lee dePalo approved the state’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) after receiving the request and determining that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster.</p> <p>At the time of the request, the East Troublesome Fire is threatening 135 homes. Mandatory evacuations are in place for approximately 100 people. Buildings, road, and bridge infrastructure also are being threatened, as well as the Colorado river watershed in the area. The fire started on October 12, 2020, and has burned in excess of 7,871 acres of federal and private land.</p> <p>The authorization makes FEMA funding available to pay 75 percent of the state’s eligible firefighting costs under an approved grant for managing, mitigating and controlling designated fires. These grants do not<strong> </strong>provide assistance to individual home or business owners and do not cover other infrastructure damage caused by the fire.</p> <p>Fire Management Assistance Grants are provided through the President's Disaster Relief Fund and are made available by FEMA to assist in fighting fires that threaten to cause a major disaster. Eligible items can include expenses for field camps; equipment use, repair and replacement; mobilization and demobilization activities; and tools, materials and supplies.</p> <p>With the FMAG authorization, additional funding is made available through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Post Fire for the mitigation of wildfire and related hazards, such as flood after fire or erosion. Some eligible wildfire project types include defensible space measures, ignition-resistant construction, and hazardous fuels reduction.</p> <p>For more information on FMAGs, visit  <a href="https://www.fema.gov/fire-management-assistance-grants-program-details">https://www.fema.gov/fire-management-assistance-grants-program-details</a>. For HMGP Post Fire, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-grant-program-post-fire">https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-grant-program-post-fire</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Brian.Hvinden</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 10/18/2020 - 04:36</span> Sun, 18 Oct 2020 04:36:03 +0000 Brian.Hvinden 595755 at https://www.fema.gov