https://www.fema.gov/ en FEMA Approves Another $20.6 Million for Utah COVID-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20230124/fema-approves-another-206-million-utah-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Approves Another $20.6 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>DENVER – FEMA has approved an additional $20.6 million for the COVID-19 response in Utah. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 4, 2020. FEMA has now provided more than $370 million in Public Assistance grant funds for the Utah COVID-19 response.</p> <p>A breakdown of the grants recently approved by FEMA’s Public Assistance program includes:</p> <ul><li>$16.5 million to the Intermountain Health Care system for the cost of personal protective equipment and medical supplies needed to protect hospital staff and the general public during treatment of COVID-19 patients between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021.</li> <li>$2.2 million to Salt Lake County for administrative costs to manage COVID-19 response and recovery efforts within the county.</li> <li>$1.9 million to Salt Lake County to provide more than 36,000 COVID-19 vaccinations at 247 outreach sites and fixed locations within the county between December 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022.</li> </ul><p> </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 state and local governments to receive eligible funding more quickly. These reimbursements play a critical role as state, tribal and local officials work to assist their communities during this response.  </p> <p>To fully support this essential work, the President authorized provision of FEMA Public Assistance at 100 percent federal funding through July 1, 2022.   Beginning July 2, 2022, the federal cost share for COVID-19 projects is 90 percent of the eligible cost.</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>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 01/24/2023 - 21:16</span> Tue, 24 Jan 2023 21:16:45 +0000 anthony.mayne 650516 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Approves Nearly $1.5 Million for West Fargo Mitigation Project https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20230120/fema-approves-nearly-15-million-west-fargo-mitigation-project <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Approves Nearly $1.5 Million for West Fargo Mitigation Project</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has awarded nearly $1.5 million in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds to the City of West Fargo for the purchase of at-risk properties along the Sheyenne River and their removal from the floodplain.  This acquisition project will allow property owners to relocate away from high-risk areas and prevent damage from future flooding and erosion events.</p> <p>The Hazard Mitigation grant will cover the cost of acquiring four properties along the Sheyenne River in West Fargo along with the cost of demolishing all structures on the properties and returning the land to its pre-construction state. Persistent erosion from the Sheyenne River has caused severe sloughing of the riverbank resulting in unstable soil conditions and landslide risks that could make the homes unsafe to inhabit within the next five years.</p> <p>Once the City of West Fargo has acquired the properties, they will be required to demolish and remove all remaining structures, restore the sites to pre‐construction condition and keep them as open space in perpetuity.  For a community to receive Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds, property owners must voluntarily agree to participate in the program.</p> <p>This FEMA grant represents 90 percent of the cost of the project with the remaining cost share the responsibility of the State of North Dakota and the City of West Fargo. </p> <p>More information about FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation grants can be found at <a href="https://www.fema.gov/grants/mitigation">https://www.fema.gov/grants/mitigation</a>.</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">Fri, 01/20/2023 - 18:12</span> Fri, 20 Jan 2023 18:12:49 +0000 anthony.mayne 650316 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides Another $5 Million for Montana COVID-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20230103/fema-provides-another-5-million-montana-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides Another $5 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 – FEMA has approved an additional $5 million in Public Assistance funding for the Montana COVID-19 response. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued March 31, 2020. FEMA has now provided more than $57.2 million for Montana’s COVID-19 response with this award.</p> <p>The FEMA Public Assistance funds were awarded as follows:</p> <ul><li>$1.5 million was provided to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services for the operation of COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment clinics in Missoula and Butte.  To reduce the spread of COVID-19, separate entrances, infusion stations and post-infusion observation areas were created at the two locations and additional contracted medical support staff were provided.</li> <li>$3.5 million to Montana Division of Emergency Services for the cost of managing the state’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.</li> </ul><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 to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p>To fully support this essential work, the President authorized provision of FEMA Public Assistance at 100 percent federal funding through July 1, 2022.   Beginning July 2, 2022, the federal cost share for COVID-19 projects is 90 percent of the eligible cost.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="//r8li6f03/Region%20VIII/PIO/External%20Affairs/300%20Planning%20and%20Products/350%20JIC%20Products/351%20News%20Releases/News%20Releases%202021/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">Tue, 01/03/2023 - 19:24</span> Tue, 03 Jan 2023 19:24:20 +0000 minh.phan 648508 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Approves Another $15.3 Million for Utah COVID-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20221202/fema-approves-another-153-million-utah-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Approves Another $15.3 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>DENVER – FEMA has approved an additional $15.3 million for the COVID-19 response in Utah. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 4, 2020. FEMA has now provided more than $350 million in Public Assistance grant funds for the Utah COVID-19 response.</p> <p>A breakdown of the grants recently approved by FEMA’s Public Assistance program includes:</p> <ul><li>$1.3 million to the Utah Department of Health for the purchase of more than 4,000 COVID-19 rapid test kits and distribution of the kits to contracted vendors, local health departments, mobile testing units, long-term care facilities and school districts throughout the state between January 17, 2022, and March 9, 2022.</li> <li>$11.1 million to reimburse the Utah Department of Health for contracted costs to provide COVID-19 testing services at 20 community-based testing sites and the cost to operate 31 mobile testing and sample collection sites which processed more than 375,000 test samples statewide between January 1, 2022, and March 31, 2022.</li> <li>$2.8 million to the University of Utah health system for the cost of personal protective equipment and medical supplies needed to protect hospital staff and the general public during treatment of COVID-19 patients between September 1, 2021 and December March 31, 2022.</li> </ul><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 state and local governments to receive eligible funding more quickly. These reimbursements play a critical role as state, tribal and local officials work to assist their communities during this response.  </p> <p>To fully support this essential work, the President authorized provision of FEMA Public Assistance at 100 percent federal funding through July 1, 2022.   Beginning July 2, 2022, the federal cost share for COVID-19 projects is 90 percent of the eligible cost.</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>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 12/02/2022 - 20:04</span> Fri, 02 Dec 2022 20:04:40 +0000 anthony.mayne 646671 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Awards Another $1.5 Million For Marshall Fire Recovery https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20221129/fema-awards-another-15-million-marshall-fire-recovery <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Awards Another $1.5 Million For Marshall Fire Recovery</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has approved another $1.5 million in Public Assistance funding for the cost of fighting the Marshall Fire in Boulder County. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued by President Biden on Dec. 31, 2021.</p> <p>The Marshall fire which began on December 30, 2021, burned across open grassland space and into the communities of Louisville and Superior destroying more than 1,000 homes, 200 commercial structures, and causing major damage to infrastructure in Boulder County.</p> <p>The FEMA grant will provide an additional $1.5 million to Boulder County for the cost of managing the Marshall Fire response and subsequent recovery efforts.  The total FEMA Public Assistance funds provided to the State of Colorado for the Marshall Fire is now more than $37 million.</p> <p>The FEMA Public Assistance program provides funding to governmental agencies and certain private non-profits for eligible disaster response costs and to repair or replace damaged public infrastructure. For more information about the Public Assistance program, visit: <a href="https://www.fema.gov/assistance/public/program-overview">https://www.fema.gov/assistance/public/program-overview</a>.</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">Tue, 11/29/2022 - 21:11</span> Tue, 29 Nov 2022 21:11:45 +0000 anthony.mayne 646421 at https://www.fema.gov Belt, Montana Facing Probation from the National Flood Insurance Program https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20221128/belt-montana-facing-probation-national-flood-insurance-program <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Belt, Montana Facing Probation from the National Flood Insurance Program </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 city of Belt, Montana will be placed on probationary status by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on January 27, 2023, unless measures are taken to correct noncompliance with respect to the City’s floodplain management program.</p> <p>Belt is an NFIP-participating community with 15 flood insurance policies in force with a total coverage of $2,753,200 as of November 1, 2022.</p> <p>When a community joins the NFIP, it voluntarily adopts local floodplain management regulations to meet NFIP minimum floodplain management criteria. Placement on probation is a formal notice to the community that the local floodplain management program is not compliant with the criteria of the NFIP and is the first step in the process to suspend the community’s eligibility to participate in the NFIP.</p> <p>Unless Belt completes a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) approved by FEMA, to address program deficiencies and potential violations, the probation period will begin on January 27, 2023, and be in effect for a minimum of one year.</p> <p>The CAP was requested as a result of program deficiencies including lack of floodplain development permits, lack of enforcement and failure to outline the resolution of potential violations (actions in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) that were not permitted and may be non-compliant).</p> <p>During the probationary period, flood insurance coverage will remain available within Belt. However, a $50 surcharge will be added to the premium of each new and renewed flood insurance policy sold within the community for at least one year from the effective date of probation. Current flood insurance policyholders in Belt will receive a notice about the impending probation and the $50 surcharge.</p> <p>Failure to correct identified program deficiencies and potential violations through a CAP during the probationary period can lead to suspension from the NFIP. Flood insurance from the NFIP is no longer available for purchase in suspended communities. If a flood disaster occurs in a suspended community, many forms of federal disaster assistance would be limited or unavailable. This includes the acquisition, construction, or repair of insurable structures within the Special Flood Hazard Area as well as assistance to individuals and households for housing and personal property in the case of a flood.</p> <p>FEMA will continue to provide technical assistance and guidance to Belt to resolve program deficiencies and correct the violations to help ensure that community residents and property owners continue to have flood insurance coverage available.</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">Mon, 11/28/2022 - 19:34</span> Mon, 28 Nov 2022 19:34:10 +0000 anthony.mayne 646377 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Approves Another $3.6 Million for Spring Creek Wildfire Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20221107/fema-approves-another-36-million-spring-creek-wildfire-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Approves Another $3.6 Million for Spring Creek Wildfire Response</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has awarded another $3.6 million to the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control for the cost of fighting the Spring Creek Wildfire that impacted portions of Colorado in late June and July of 2018. The funds are provided by FEMA’s Public Assistance program under a Fire Management Assistance declaration for Colorado issued on June 28, 2018.</p> <p>The Spring Creek wildfire began in Costilla and Huerfano counties on June 27, 2018. The fire burned 108,000 acres, destroyed 140 buildings and caused the evacuation of approximately 400 homes.  This Fire Management Assistance Grant for the Spring Creek wildfire reimburses the state for costs incurred to fight the North Spring portion of the wildfire including the cost of firefighting crews, firefighting equipment, helicopters, air tankers, and personnel support equipment.</p> <p>The FEMA grant represents the 75 percent federal cost share made available under the Fire Management Assistance Grant declaration.  FEMA has now awarded the state more than $10 million in response to the Spring Creek Wildfire.</p> <p>For more information on FEMA’s Fire Management Assistance Grants, visit  <a href="https://www.fema.gov/fire-management-assistance-grants-program-details">https://www.fema.gov/fire-management-assistance-grants-program-details</a>.  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>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/07/2022 - 17:32</span> Mon, 07 Nov 2022 17:32:05 +0000 anthony.mayne 645529 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Approves $68.3 Million for Colorado COVID-19 Staffing https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20221027/fema-approves-683-million-colorado-covid-19-staffing <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Approves $68.3 Million for Colorado COVID-19 Staffing</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has approved an additional $68.3 million in Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in Colorado. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued March 28, 2020. FEMA has now approved more than $1.8 <strong>billion</strong> in Public Assistance grant funds to Colorado for the COVID-19 response.</p> <p>To help manage the critical shortage of health care workers during the pandemic, Colorado’s Staffing Shortage Fusion Center reviewed requests from medical facilities throughout the state that had been directly impacted by COVID-19 and used temporary medical staffing contracts to deploy credentialed medical staff and registered nurses to eligible non-profit facilities as needed. </p> <p>The approved FEMA Public Assistance funds reimburse the State of Colorado for the following costs:</p> <ul><li>$9.1 million to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to provide temporary medical staffing to 17 health care facilities statewide.  Between October 29, 2021, and April 9, 2022, a total of 312 clinicians provided more than 92,000 hours of COVID-19 related care.</li> <li>$59.2 million to the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to provide temporary registered nurses at 21 medical facilities between October 1, 2021, and April 30, 2022.</li> </ul><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 state and local governments to receive eligible funding more quickly. These reimbursements play a critical role as state, tribal and local officials work to assist their communities during the response. </p> <p>To fully support this essential work, the President authorized provision of FEMA Public Assistance at 100 percent federal funding through July 1, 2022.   Beginning July 2, 2022, the federal cost share for COVID-19 projects is 90 percent of the eligible cost.</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>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 10/27/2022 - 18:19</span> Thu, 27 Oct 2022 18:19:07 +0000 anthony.mayne 645104 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Announces Second Public Art Project https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20221025/fema-announces-second-public-art-project <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Announces Second Public Art Project</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA Region 8 has selected a proposal from artists Nathan Hall and Drew Austin as part of a project to raise risk awareness and promote disaster risk reduction activities through art. This will be the second work created under the innovative public-private partnership known as FEMA ArtWorks.</p> <p>In collaboration with RedLine Contemporary Art Center, artists were invited to submit proposals that communicated our relationships with natural hazards, along with potential impacts across all segments of the community. The intended outcome was to inspire thought on how individuals can mitigate risk.</p> <p>Hall and Austin proposed their artwork titled <em>Floodline Chime Pavilion,</em> a mobile windchime pavilion constructed of playable chimes that outline the contours of the floodplain in the Denver neighborhoods of Overland Park, Rosedale, and Ruby Hill. Participants will be able to play the various pitches of the chimes using strikers made from wood washed in by floodwaters and listen to short poetic music works from singers that illuminate the risks. By interacting with this work, residents physically come to terms with the flood risk existing in their neighborhood. The installation will be set up in parks and green spaces for one-day public events and supplemented with short performances of mitigation-themed compositions for choir and chimes.</p> <p><em>Floodline Chime Pavilion</em> builds on the success of the first public artwork commissioned by FEMA ArtWorks, an outdoor sculptural installation titled <em>Community Forms</em>. <em>Community Forms</em> was created by artist Matt Barton in 2021, and is located at the TAXI campus in River North Art District (RiNo), Denver. To view a video about <em>Community Forms </em>and learn more about the ArtWorks program, visit <a href="http://www.fema.gov/region8">fema.gov/region8</a>.</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">Tue, 10/25/2022 - 18:57</span> Tue, 25 Oct 2022 18:57:10 +0000 anthony.mayne 644992 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides Another $1.4 Million for Wyoming COVID-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20221019/fema-provides-another-14-million-wyoming-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides Another $1.4 Million for Wyoming 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 – FEMA has approved an additional $1.4 million in Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in Wyoming. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued March 28, 2020. FEMA has now provided more than $64 million in Public Assistance grant funds for Wyoming’s COVID-19 response to date.</p> <p>The FEMA Public Assistance funds were awarded to Banner Health of Wyoming to reimburse the facility for the cost of additional contracted employees needed to support departments that treated COVID-19 patients.  Between November 2, 2020, and September 1, 2021, Banner Health utilized over 7,800 hours of contract labor to support the medical, surgical, respiratory, intensive care and progressive care departments as they treated COVID-19 patients. Banner Health is a private non-profit medical care facility.</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 state and local governments to receive eligible funding more quickly. These reimbursements play a critical role as state, tribal and local officials work to assist their communities during the response. </p> <p>To fully support this essential work, the President authorized provision of FEMA Public Assistance at 100 percent federal funding through July 1, 2022.   Beginning July 2, 2022, the federal cost share for COVID-19 projects is 90 percent of the eligible cost.</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>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/19/2022 - 17:30</span> Wed, 19 Oct 2022 17:30:57 +0000 anthony.mayne 644720 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Awards More Than $3.4 Million For Marshall Fire https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20221006/fema-awards-more-34-million-marshall-fire <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Awards More Than $3.4 Million For Marshall Fire </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has approved another $3.4 million in Public Assistance funding to the State of Colorado for the cost of fighting last year’s Marshall Fire in Boulder County. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued by President Biden on Dec. 31, 2021.</p> <p>A breakdown of the funding is as follows:</p> <ul><li><strong>$1.5 million</strong> to the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control for fire suppression activities including firefighter ground and air support, and the use of heavy equipment and specialized firefighters to mitigate the threat to life, health, safety and infrastructure from the Marshall Fire.</li> <li> <strong>$1.8 million</strong> to the Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for managing the Marshall Fire fire-fight and recovery effort.</li> </ul><p>The total FEMA Public Assistance funds provided to the State of Colorado for the Marshall Fire is more than $35 million. The FEMA Public Assistance program provides funding to governmental agencies and certain private non-profits for eligible disaster response costs and to repair or replace damaged public infrastructure. For this disaster event, FEMA is providing a 90 percent federal cost share, with the state and local entities responsible for the remaining costs.</p> <p>For more information about the Public Assistance program, visit: <a href="https://www.fema.gov/assistance/public/program-overview">https://www.fema.gov/assistance/public/program-overview</a>. For more information about Marshall Fire and straight-line winds recovery in Boulder County, visit the FEMA disaster webpage at <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4634">https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4634</a>, the Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management webpage at <a href="https://dhsem.colorado.gov/">https://dhsem.colorado.gov/</a> or the Boulder County webpage at <a href="https://www.bouldercounty.org/disasters/wildfires/marshall/">https://www.bouldercounty.org/disasters/wildfires/marshall/</a>.</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">Thu, 10/06/2022 - 20:19</span> Thu, 06 Oct 2022 20:19:09 +0000 anthony.mayne 644201 at https://www.fema.gov Update your application for assistance https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220921/update-your-application-assistance <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Update your application for assistance</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – Boulder County, Colorado homeowners and renters, who applied for FEMA disaster assistance because of the Marshall Fire or straight-line winds, should ensure their application to FEMA is up to date. This can be done by submitting a copy of the insurance settlement or denial letter, any information received regarding Additional Living Expenses (ALE) as well as any changes of address or information to FEMA.</p> <p>If you have received a settlement or denial letter from your insurance company, it’s important to share this information with FEMA. This information is crucial to updating your FEMA case. While FEMA is prohibited, by law, from duplicating benefits that are covered by insurance, if the ALE you have been receiving from your insurance company will be exhausted prior to July 1, 2023, FEMA may be able to help with additional rental assistance.</p> <p><strong>Homeowners and renters can track and update their information by:</strong></p> <p>Accessing <a href="http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov">DisasterAssistance.gov</a>.</p> <p>Calling <strong>800-621-3362</strong> (<strong>800-462-7585 TTY</strong>). Multilingual operators are available. The toll-free numbers are open every day from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned phone, or others, give FEMA the number for that service.</p> <p>Downloading the FEMA mobile app for smartphones.</p> <p>Individuals who update their information must provide their nine-digit application number which is listed on all correspondence from FEMA.</p> <p>If the SBA application is not approved, individuals may qualify for an Other Needs Assistance (ONA) grant through FEMA. ONA may be used for disaster-related childcare, medical and dental expenses, automobile repair or replacement, and for damaged household items such as clothing or necessary educational materials.</p> <p>To apply for ONA assistance, go to <a href="https://www.disasterassistance.gov/">DisasterAssistance.gov</a>.</p> <p>For more information about Marshall Fire and straight-line winds recovery in Boulder County, visit the FEMA disaster webpage at <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4634">https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4634</a>, the Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management webpage at <a href="https://dhsem.colorado.gov/">https://dhsem.colorado.gov/</a> or the Boulder County webpage at <a href="https://www.bouldercounty.org/disasters/wildfires/marshall/">https://www.bouldercounty.org/disasters/wildfires/marshall/</a>.</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">Wed, 09/21/2022 - 13:55</span> Wed, 21 Sep 2022 13:55:30 +0000 anthony.mayne 642666 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides $3.4 Million to City of Yankton for Flood Repairs https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220919/fema-provides-34-million-city-yankton-flood-repairs <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides $3.4 Million to City of Yankton for Flood Repairs</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has approved $3.4 million in funding to the City of Yankton after flooding caused damage along Marne Creek in early 2019.  The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued June 7, 2019, after winter storms and flooding impacted communities across the state. FEMA has now provided more than $58 million in Public Assistance funds to the State of South Dakota for the disaster recovery effort.</p> <p>In March of 2019 the city of Yankton was impacted by major flooding which caused severe erosion to the banks of Marne Creek, damaged adjacent pedestrian paths, and endangered nearby facilities. FEMA awarded the funds to the City of Yankton to cover the cost of restoring the creek and trail to their pre-disaster condition.  Additional funds were awarded for the installation of riparian buffers and protected soil lifts to protect against future flood damage.</p> <p>The approved federal grant represents 75 percent of the total cost of the project.  The remaining 25 percent cost share will be covered by the State of South Dakota and the City of Yankton.</p> <p>FEMA’s Public Assistance grants are made on a cost-sharing basis to states, tribes, counties, municipalities, and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency work and restoration of infrastructure. Projects eligible for reimbursement under FEMA’s Public Assistance program include 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>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>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 09/19/2022 - 18:31</span> Mon, 19 Sep 2022 18:31:59 +0000 anthony.mayne 642418 at https://www.fema.gov Assistance Still Available for Montanans Despite End of FEMA Eligibility Period https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220830/assistance-still-available-montanans-despite-end-fema-eligibility-period <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Assistance Still Available for Montanans Despite End of FEMA Eligibility Period</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Helena, Mont.</strong> –Montanans recovering from June’s severe flooding event will continue to have access to resources even though FEMA’s application eligibility period has ended.</p> <p><strong>Support Will Continue for Affected Montanans </strong></p> <p>The State of Montana continues to provide valuable resources to survivors at <a href="https://floodrecovery.mt.gov/">floodrecovery.mt.gov</a>. This page is devoted to state resources currently available to survivors and will be where future endeavors are announced.  Montanans can use that website to access information about disaster assistance for farmers and ranchers, access unemployment resources, and see updates on additional efforts to help disaster survivors. </p> <p>Montana Disaster &amp; Emergency Services also provides flood recovery resources and information about creating a disaster resilient Montana on their website at <a href="https://des.mt.gov/">des.mt.gov.</a></p> <p><strong>FEMA Assistance to Montana Survivors</strong></p> <p>In response to Montana’s request, President Biden approved a major disaster declaration June 16, 2022. Since the declaration, more than <strong>$19 Million</strong> in federal assistance has been approved for Montana homeowners, business owners and renters.</p> <p>FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program (IHP) disbursed over<strong> $2.6 Million</strong> in aid to individuals eligible for assistance. Within this program, over<strong> $2.4 Million</strong> was used under Housing Assistance and <strong>$211,734</strong><strong> </strong>was used for Other Needs Assistance.</p> <p>The U.S. Small Business Administration, the federal government’s primary source of money for long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property, approved <strong>$9.8 Million</strong> in loans to Montana homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations.</p> <p>The National Flood Insurance Program provided <strong>$4.2 Million</strong> to claimants affected by the flooding. This again proves that Flood Insurance is the best tool for protecting one financially from the devastating effects of flooding.</p> <p>FEMA's Individual Assistance program issued <strong>579</strong> home inspections and received <strong>853</strong> valid registrations.</p> <p>A total of <strong>874</strong> survivors were assisted at the 8 local Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) operating in Carbon, Park, Stillwater and Yellowstone counties. Each of these centers are now closed, but residents are reminded to keep in touch with FEMA by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.</p> <p><strong>Stay in Touch With FEMA </strong></p> <p>If you have already applied for assistance, you should notify the agency of any additional damage discovered since your home inspection. Be sure to update any changes in your mailing or email address, phone number, and the current status of your insurance settlements.  </p> <p><strong>Appealing a FEMA Decision </strong></p> <p>Homeowners and renters who applied for FEMA disaster assistance have the right to appeal FEMA’s eligibility decisions. Survivors who don’t agree with FEMA’s eligibility decision may file an appeal in writing within 60 days of receiving their letter, even after the application deadline has passed.  </p> <p><strong>Small Business Administration </strong></p> <p>Long-term, low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses, and nonprofits from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) may be available to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other sources. </p> <p>The deadline was Aug. 29 to apply to SBA for physical property damage, but the deadline to apply for economic injury is <strong>March 30, 2023</strong>.  </p> <p>Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at <a href="https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/">disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela</a>. For more information or assistance with SBA disaster assistance please contact SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email <a href="mailto:disastercustomerservice@sba.gov">disastercustomerservice@sba.gov</a>. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services. </p> <p><strong>Mitigation Assistance </strong></p> <p>Contact the FEMA Mitigation Helpline at 833-FEMA-4-US (833-336-2487) for information on resilient building practices. Mitigation specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MDT. You can also email the team at <a href="mailto:FEMA-R8-Hmhelp@fema.dhs.gov">FEMA-R8-Hmhelp@fema.dhs.gov</a>. </p> <p>For more information about FEMA’s support to Montana’s flooding and severe storms recovery, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4655">www.fema.gov/disaster/4655</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 8 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion8"><em>https://twitter.com/femaregion8</em></a>.<em> </em> </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">Tue, 08/30/2022 - 22:35</span> Tue, 30 Aug 2022 22:35:30 +0000 anthony.mayne 640434 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA, Utah DEM Recognize Resilient Infrastructure Projects https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220829/fema-utah-dem-recognize-resilient-infrastructure-projects <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA, Utah DEM Recognize Resilient Infrastructure Projects</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Provo, Utah – Monday morning, FEMA and the State of Utah recognized three projects in the state that have been selected for federal funding under the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) competitive grant program. For the fiscal 2021 year, $1 billion was made available, with the three Utah projects receiving more than $100 million, or 10 percent of total funding nationwide.</p> <p>“Public infrastructure can often be taken for granted, but it must operate as intended for our society to function properly,” said FEMA Region 8 Administrator Nancy Dragani. “Projects like these ensure daily life can continue in our communities even in the face of natural hazards.” "This is a great example of a local, state and federal partnership.  It is unprecedented for Utah to receive this level of funding for pre-disaster mitigation efforts," said Kris Hamlet, Director of Utah Division of Emergency Management. "It's important to remember that this BRIC funding, along with the local contribution, is an investment in the future of these communities, in the resilience of these communities when facing disaster. The completion of these projects will pay dividends in the quality of life for many years to come."</p> <p>The selected projects include:</p> <ul><li> $50 million to the City of Provo for a water supply project to address the threat of drought.  The project will use excess water from the Provo River to recharge the Provo Aquifer. The award represents a 61 percent federal cost share, with $50 million being the maximum amount available under the program.</li> <li> $36.7 million to Salt Lake City for enhancements to a water treatment plant.  The project includes several flood mitigation measures to facility components and a seismic retrofit for one building.  The award represents a 70 percent federal cost share,</li> <li> $21.6 million to the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District for a parallel water pipeline for the Davis Aqueduct.  The parallel line will use earthquake resistant steel pipe and be routed though less seismically sensitive areas, allowing continued service should the existing pipeline be damaged or blocked after a quake. The award represents a 40 percent federal cost share.</li> </ul><p>“Provo City has been recognized nationally for our forward-looking waterwise efforts,” said Mayor Michelle Kaufusi. “In the short-term by encouraging citizen water conservation, and in the long-run by focusing on ground water storage, re-use and other sustainable methods.  FEMA’s support in constructing our water treatment facility is vital to our community’s drought resistance.”</p> <p>In addition to the competitive grant funding, each state receives $1 million in allocated funds, which Utah used to fund 10 additional projects, consisting of scoping studies for larger projects and updates to local mitigation plans.</p> <p>Additional information about the BRIC program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/bric">www.fema.gov/bric</a>.</p> <p> </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, 08/29/2022 - 23:02</span> Mon, 29 Aug 2022 23:02:39 +0000 Brian.Hvinden 640401 at https://www.fema.gov Last Chance to visit Disaster Recovery Centers in Carbon and Yellowstone Counties https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220826/last-chance-visit-disaster-recovery-centers-carbon-and-yellowstone-counties <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Last Chance to visit Disaster Recovery Centers in Carbon and Yellowstone Counties</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Helena, Mont.</strong> – Montana survivors in Carbon, Park, Stillwater, and Yellowstone counties have until Monday, August 29 to apply for FEMA assistance and receive in-person help at a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC).</p> <p>Those who still need face-to-face help from FEMA or the Small Business Administration can visit either DRC until 6 p.m. on <strong>Aug. 29, 2022.</strong>  </p> <p><strong><u>Yellowstone County</u></strong></p> <p>United Way of Yellowstone County</p> <p>2173 Overland Ave., Billings, MT 59102</p> <p>Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Monday (Closed on Sunday)</p> <p> </p> <p><strong><u>Carbon County (Mobile Disaster Recovery Center)</u></strong></p> <p>Church of the Rockies</p> <p>7193 US Hwy 212, Red Lodge, MT 59068</p> <p>Hours of operation:</p> <p>9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday Aug. 26  </p> <p>9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27  </p> <p>(CLOSED on Sunday, Aug. 28)  </p> <p>9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. Aug. 29  </p> <p>It is not necessary to visit a DRC to apply for assistance. Applications for FEMA assistance can also be completed online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov/">disasterassistance.gov</a>, by calling 800-621-3362 or by using the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA mobile app</a>. Applicants using a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, can give FEMA the number for that service.</p> <p>FEMA financial assistance may include money for temporary housing, basic home repairs or other disaster-related needs such as childcare, transportation and medical, funeral or dental expenses. All DRCs are jointly operated by FEMA and the Montana Disaster &amp; Emergency Services.</p> <p>For an accessible video on how to apply for FEMA assistance, go to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw">youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw</a>.</p> <p><strong>Support Will Continue for Affected Montanans</strong></p> <p>The end of the individual assistance application period and the closure of DRCs does not mean the end of assistance to Montanans. The State of Montana and Montana Disaster &amp; Emergency Services will continue to provide valuable resources to survivors at <a href="https://floodrecovery.mt.gov/">floodrecovery.mt.gov</a>. This page is devoted to state resources currently available to survivors and will be where future endeavors are announced.</p> <p>Montanans can use that website to access information about disaster assistance for farmers and ranchers, access unemployment resources, and see updates on additional efforts to help disaster survivors.</p> <p><strong>Stay in Touch With FEMA</strong></p> <p>If you have already applied for assistance, you should notify the agency of any additional damage discovered since your home inspection. Be sure to update any changes in your mailing or email address, phone number, and the current status of your insurance settlements.</p> <p><strong>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Appealing a FEMA Decision</strong></p> <p>Homeowners and renters who applied for FEMA disaster assistance have the right to appeal FEMA’s eligibility decisions. Survivors who don’t agree with FEMA’s eligibility decision may file an appeal in writing within 60 days of receiving their letter, even if the application deadline has passed.</p> <p><strong>Small Business Administration</strong></p> <p>Long-term, low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses, and nonprofits from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) may be available to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other sources.</p> <p>Homeowners and renters should submit an SBA disaster loan application even if they are not sure they will need or want a loan. If SBA cannot approve your application, in most cases you will be referred to FEMA’s Other Needs Assistance program for possible additional assistance.</p> <p><strong>Aug. 29, 2022</strong> is the deadline to apply to the SBA for physical property damage. The deadline to apply for economic injury is <strong>March 30, 2023</strong>.</p> <p>SBA is operating Business Recovery Centers (BRC) where applicants can meet with SBA representatives and get help applying for any of SBA’s low-interest disaster loans. BRCs are open in the following locations:</p> <ul><li>Park County: Gardiner Community Center, 208 W. Main St. Gardiner, MT 59030. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – <strong>Friday. Closes 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29.</strong></li> <li>Park County: Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, 303 East Park St. Livingston, MT 59047. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday. <strong>Closes 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29</strong></li> <li>Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at <a href="https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/">disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela</a>. For more information or assistance with SBA disaster assistance please contact SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email <a href="mailto:disastercustomerservice@sba.gov">disastercustomerservice@sba.gov</a>. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services. </li> </ul><p><strong>Mitigation Assistance</strong></p> <p>Contact the FEMA Mitigation Helpline at 833-FEMA-4-US (833-336-2487) for information on resilient building practices. Mitigation specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MDT. You can also email the team at <a href="mailto:FEMA-R8-Hmhelp@fema.dhs.gov">FEMA-R8-Hmhelp@fema.dhs.gov</a>.</p> <p>For more information about FEMA’s support to Montana’s flooding and severe storms recovery, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4655">www.fema.gov/disaster/4655</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 8 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion8"><em>https://twitter.com/femaregion8</em></a>.<em> </em></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">Fri, 08/26/2022 - 17:05</span> Fri, 26 Aug 2022 17:05:47 +0000 anthony.mayne 640292 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Region 8 Recognizes Colorado Students selected to National Youth Preparedness Council https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220825/fema-region-8-recognizes-colorado-students-selected-national-youth <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Region 8 Recognizes Colorado Students selected to National Youth Preparedness Council</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA’s <a href="https://www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/individuals-communities/youth-preparedness-council">Youth Preparedness Council</a> has announced its membership for the 2022-2023 school year. The council includes youth from across the country who are interested in supporting disaster preparedness and making a difference in their communities. Students complete disaster preparedness projects nationally and locally. FEMA Region 8, which includes Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming, currently has two representatives. They are <a href="https://www.fema.gov/profile/lauren-coval">Lauren Coval</a> and <a href="https://www.fema.gov/profile/isaac-doll">Isaac Doll</a>, both from Colorado.</p> <p>A highlight for members is the FEMA Youth Preparedness Council Summit, which takes place in July, kicking off the year. The 2022 virtual summit included visits from the Second Gentlemen Doug Emhoff, former FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino, and current FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell. The council members also participated in panel discussions related to equity and climate change.</p> <p>“FEMA Region 8 congratulates Lauren and Isaac for selection to the National Youth Preparedness Council,” said Regional Administrator Nancy Dragani. “Young people like them are the future of emergency management. They have a unique opportunity to help make our nation more prepared, and they are starting at the grassroots level.”</p> <p>Lauren was inspired to join the council after seeing the devastation in several wildfires in Colorado, such as the Waldo Canyon Fire in 2012 and the Black Forest Fire in 2013. “After that, I really wanted to help my community. Seeing all the suffering and loss, I just wanted to help people.”</p> <p>Lauren started her school’s first Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and even hosted a Wildfire Preparedness Day in her community with local law enforcement and firefighters. She aspires to encourage more formal emergency preparedness disaster curricula in schools. “I saw so many people moving to Colorado that it inspired me to educate others on our crazy weather and environment,” she said. “One of my biggest passions is education.”</p> <p>Isaac, who is in his second year with the council, was encouraged to apply for the council because of his passion for psychology. As a now experienced member, he hopes to explore how to prepare people for the psychological effects of disasters. Isaac is also an AmeriCorps member, a U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps member, and a psychology student at Montana State University. During his first year with the council, Isaac and his team created a website featuring preparedness information for young people -- <a href="http://www.youthprep4all.org">www.youthprep4all.org</a>.</p> <p>“We really wanted to focus on underserved communities and people with disabilities,” Isaac said. “Coming from different backgrounds on the council, we worked together on that.” </p> <p>Lauren and Isaac will join fellow members from across the country to complete new projects related to preparedness. They also serve as ambassadors for other young people to get involved with preparedness in their own communities.</p> <p>“Young people have a lot of great ideas,” said Isaac. “They could start a Teen CERT, or just sit down with their neighbors. You just need to start talking.”</p> <p>“I’m excited for what my team is going to be doing this year for our project,” said Lauren. “I’m in the community engagement group and our focus is equity and inclusion.”</p> <p>If you or a young person you know are interested in following in Lauren and Isaac’s footsteps, learn more at <a href="https://www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/individuals-communities/youth-preparedness-council">https://www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/individuals-communities/youth-preparedness-council</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, 08/24/2022 - 23:36</span> Wed, 24 Aug 2022 23:36:39 +0000 Brian.Hvinden 639894 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Approves Another $10.1 Million for Utah COVID-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220824/fema-approves-another-101-million-utah-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Approves Another $10.1 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>DENVER – FEMA has approved an additional $10.1 million to the Utah Department of Health for the COVID-19 response in Utah. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 4, 2020. FEMA has now provided more than $314 million for the Utah COVID-19 response.</p> <p>The funding was provided for three projects:</p> <ul><li>$4 million for providing COVID-19 vaccinations to Utah residents at 197 locations throughout the state. The grant covered the cost of operating vaccine sites, storing and administering vaccines, appointment scheduling, and communicating information about vaccine site locations. More than 31,000 COVID-19 vaccinations were administered between June 2, 2021, and December 31, 2021.</li> <li>$2.9 million for an additional 18,000 COVID-19 vaccinations at 112 locations between December 1, 2021, and February 21, 2022.</li> <li>$3.2 million to provide COVID-19 diagnostic testing supplies to the public, including more than 600,000 COVID-19 rapid antibody tests between January 1, 2022, and May 3, 2022.</li> </ul><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 state and local governments to receive eligible funding more quickly. These reimbursements play a critical role as state, tribal and local officials work to assist their communities during this response.  </p> <p>To fully support this essential work, the President authorized provision of FEMA Public Assistance at 100 percent federal funding through July 1, 2022.   Beginning July 2, 2022, the federal cost share for COVID-19 projects is 90 percent of the eligible cost.</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">Wed, 08/24/2022 - 19:19</span> Wed, 24 Aug 2022 19:19:42 +0000 minh.phan 639891 at https://www.fema.gov One Week Left to Apply for FEMA Individual Assistance https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220823/one-week-left-apply-fema-individual-assistance <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">One Week Left to Apply for FEMA Individual Assistance</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Helena, Mont.</strong> – Montana residents in Carbon, Park, Stillwater, and Yellowstone counties with uninsured losses resulting from June’s severe storms and flooding have until <strong>Aug. 29, 2022</strong> to apply for FEMA disaster assistance by going online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov/">disasterassistance.gov</a>, calling 800-621-3362 or using the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA mobile app</a>. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.</p> <p>Disaster Recovery Centers in the following locations can help with applications and provide face-to-face information and guidance about disaster assistance:</p> <ul><li>Yellowstone County: United Way of Yellowstone County, 2173 Overland Ave., Billings, MT 59102. Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday (closed on Sunday) (note our updated hours). <strong>THIS LOCATION WILL CLOSE MONDAY, AUG. 29 AT 6 p.m.</strong> </li> <li>Carbon County: Church of the Rockies, 7193 US Hwy 212, Red Lodge, MT 59068.</li> </ul><p>9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday – Friday, Aug. 23- Aug. 26 </p> <p>9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 </p> <p>(CLOSED on Sunday, Aug. 28) </p> <p>9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. Aug. 29 </p> <p><strong>THIS LOCATION WILL CLOSE MONDAY, AUG. 29 AT 6 p.m.</strong> </p> <p><strong>The end of the individual assistance application period and the closure of DRCs does not mean the end of assistance to Montanans. </strong></p> <ul><li>The State of Montana and Montana Disaster &amp; Emergency Services will also continue to provide valuable resources to survivors at <a href="https://floodrecovery.mt.gov/">floodrecovery.mt.gov</a>. This page is devoted to state resources currently available to survivors and will be where future endeavors are announced.</li> <li>Those who have applied for assistance through FEMA, should update FEMA with any changes to the situation by visiting disasterassistance.gov, calling 800-621-3362 or by using the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA mobile app</a>.</li> </ul><p>As of Aug. 22:</p> <ul><li>FEMA has approved over <strong>$2.4 million</strong> in assistance to individuals and households.</li> <li>The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than <strong>$8.9 million</strong> in disaster loans for homeowners, renters, and businesses.</li> <li>The National Flood Insurance Program has received <strong>105 claims</strong> and paid <strong>$4.2 million</strong>.</li> </ul><p>Long-term, low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses, and nonprofits from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) may be available to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other sources.</p> <p>Homeowners and renters should submit an SBA disaster loan application even if they are not sure they will need or want a loan. If SBA cannot approve your application, in most cases you will be referred to FEMA’s Other Needs Assistance program for possible additional assistance.</p> <p><strong>Aug. 29, 2022</strong> is the deadline to apply to the SBA for physical property damage. The deadline to apply for economic injury is <strong>March 30, 2023</strong>.</p> <p>SBA is operating Business Recovery Centers (BRC) where applicants can meet with SBA representatives and get help applying for any of SBA’s low-interest disaster loans. BRCs are open in the following locations:</p> <ul><li>Park County: Gardiner Community Center, 208 W. Main St. Gardiner, MT 59030. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday.</li> <li>Park County: Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, 303 East Park St. Livingston, MT 59047. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday.</li> <li>Park County: Super 8 Motel by Wyndham, Conference Center, 303 East Main St., Cooke City, MT 59020. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday. (This location will close August 23 at 6 p.m.)</li> </ul><p>Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at <a href="https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/">disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela</a>. For more information or assistance with SBA disaster assistance please contact SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email <a href="mailto:disastercustomerservice@sba.gov">disastercustomerservice@sba.gov</a>. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services. </p> <p>For an accessible video on how to apply for FEMA assistance, go to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw">youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw</a>.</p> <p>If you have additional questions, contact the disaster assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 to speak with a representative or visit a disaster recovery center. To find a location near you, visit <a href="https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator">FEMA.gov/DRC</a>.</p> <p>Contact the FEMA Mitigation Helpline at 833-FEMA-4-US (833-336-2487) for information on resilient building practices. Mitigation specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MDT. You can also email the team at <a href="mailto:FEMA-R8-Hmhelp@fema.dhs.gov">FEMA-R8-Hmhelp@fema.dhs.gov</a>.</p> <p>For more information about FEMA’s support to Montana’s flooding and severe storms recovery, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4655">www.fema.gov/disaster/4655</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 8 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion8"><em>https://twitter.com/femaregion8</em></a><u>.</u><em> </em></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">Tue, 08/23/2022 - 20:44</span> Tue, 23 Aug 2022 20:44:02 +0000 anthony.mayne 639856 at https://www.fema.gov Mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Fromberg Moving to Red Lodge https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220819/mobile-disaster-recovery-center-fromberg-moving-red-lodge <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Fromberg Moving to Red Lodge</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Helena, Mont.</strong> – The Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) at Fromberg Methodist Church will be relocating to Red Lodge over the weekend<strong>.</strong></p> <p>The current MDRC in Fromberg, located at 14 Montana Ave., will close on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. It will move operations to Church of the Rockies, 7193 US Hwy 212 in Red Lodge, MT 59068 and open Monday, Aug. 22 with the following hours of operation:</p> <p>12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 22</p> <p>9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday – Friday Aug. 23-Aug. 26</p> <p>9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27</p> <p>(CLOSED on Sunday, Aug. 28)</p> <p>9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. Aug. 29</p> <p><strong>THIS LOCATION WILL CLOSE MONDAY, AUG. 29 AT 6 p.m.</strong></p> <p>Homeowners and renters in Carbon, Park, Stillwater, and Yellowstone counties can apply for FEMA assistance online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov/">disasterassistance.gov</a>, by calling 800-621-3362 or by using the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA mobile app</a>. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.</p> <p>Several other Disaster Recovery Centers are operating in designated areas to help with applications and recovery information. To find the nearest center, go online to <a href="https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator">FEMA.gov/DRC</a> or call 800-621-3362.</p> <p>FEMA financial assistance may include money for temporary housing, basic home repairs or other disaster-related needs such as childcare, transportation and medical, funeral or dental expenses.</p> <p><strong>Disaster survivors have until Aug. 29, 2022 to apply for FEMA assistance.</strong></p> <p>For an accessible video on how to apply for FEMA assistance, go to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw">youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw</a>.</p> <p>If you have additional questions, contact the disaster assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 to speak with a representative or visit a disaster recovery center. To find a location near you, visit <a href="https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator">FEMA.gov/DRC</a>.</p> <p>Contact the FEMA Mitigation Helpline at 833-FEMA-4-US (833-336-2487) for information on resilient building practices. Mitigation specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MDT. You can also email the team at <a href="mailto:FEMA-R8-Hmhelp@fema.dhs.gov">FEMA-R8-Hmhelp@fema.dhs.gov</a>.</p> <p>For more information about FEMA’s support to Montana’s flooding and severe storms recovery, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4655">www.fema.gov/disaster/4655</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 8 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion8"><em>https://twitter.com/femaregion8</em></a><u>.</u><em> </em></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">Fri, 08/19/2022 - 18:18</span> Fri, 19 Aug 2022 18:18:21 +0000 anthony.mayne 639731 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Awards Won’t Affect Other Benefits https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220817/fema-awards-wont-affect-other-benefits <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Awards Won’t Affect Other Benefits</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Helena, Mont.</strong> – Social Security and other government benefits are not affected by any FEMA disaster assistance an applicant may receive. FEMA disaster assistance is not taxable income. Accepting a FEMA grant will not affect your Social Security benefits, Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or other federal welfare, social safety nets, or entitlement programs.</p> <p>Federal disaster grants help you pay for temporary housing, essential home repairs, personal property replacement and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by your insurance or other sources.</p> <p>The deadline to apply for disaster assistance is <strong>August 29, 2022. </strong>We strongly encourage survivors to apply as soon as possible.</p> <p>If you have not yet applied for FEMA help, visit DisasterAssistance.gov, call 800-621-3362, or use the FEMA mobile app. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.</p> <p>Applicants should mention any access or functional needs they may have when applying. FEMA can provide interpreters, real-time captioning, and information in alternate formats such as Braille, large-print, audio, and electronic versions. The agency also provides free services to help survivors communicate with its staff and understand FEMA programs, including:</p> <ul><li>Information available in accessible electronic formats on FEMA’s website and social media.</li> <li>Qualified American Sign Language interpreters.</li> <li>Qualified multilingual interpreters.</li> <li>Information written in multiple languages.</li> </ul><p>For an accessible video on how to apply for FEMA assistance, go to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw">youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw</a>.</p> <p>If you have additional questions, contact the disaster assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 to speak with a representative or visit a disaster recovery center. To find a location near you, visit <a href="https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator">FEMA.gov/DRC</a>.</p> <p>Contact the FEMA Mitigation Helpline at 833-FEMA-4-US (833-336-2487) for information on resilient building practices. Mitigation specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MDT. You can also email the team at <a href="mailto:FEMA-R8-Hmhelp@fema.dhs.gov">FEMA-R8-Hmhelp@fema.dhs.gov</a>.</p> <p>For more information about FEMA’s support to Montana’s flooding and severe storms recovery, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4655">www.fema.gov/disaster/4655</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 8 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion8"><em>https://twitter.com/femaregion8</em></a><u>.</u><em> </em></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">Wed, 08/17/2022 - 16:59</span> Wed, 17 Aug 2022 16:59:48 +0000 anthony.mayne 639352 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides $1.2 Million to McCone Electric Cooperative Following 2021 Storms https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220816/fema-provides-12-million-mccone-electric-cooperative-following-2021-storms <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides $1.2 Million to McCone Electric Cooperative Following 2021 Storms</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has approved an additional $1.2 million in Public Assistance funding to help Montanans recover from severe storms that impacted five northeast Montana counties in June of 2021. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued August 13, 2021. FEMA has now provided more than $3.66 million in total Public Assistance funds for the disaster recovery effort in northeast Montana.</p> <p>FEMA Public Assistance funds were awarded to the McCone Electric Cooperative for the cost of restoring electric service after straight-line winds caused extensive damage to the utility’s distribution and transmission systems in Dawson, Richland, McCone, and Garfield counties. To restore the power distribution system, the cooperative replaced power poles and transformers along with the necessary hardware and crossarms.</p> <p>Additionally, the McCone Electric Cooperative proposed hazard mitigation to strengthen the power lines by adding a combination of “storm” guy system, and steel channel ground line reinforcement to allow the overhead power system to better withstand the transverse load from winds.</p> <p>FEMA’s Public Assistance reimbursements are made on a cost-sharing basis to states, tribes, counties, municipalities, and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency work and restoration of infrastructure. The approved federal grant represents 90 percent of the total cost of the project.</p> <p>FEMA’s Public Assistance program 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>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> <p><em>FEMA's mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. </em></p> <p><em>Follow us on twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion8">https://twitter.com/femaregion8</a> </em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>jamie.casterton</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 08/16/2022 - 21:43</span> Tue, 16 Aug 2022 21:43:19 +0000 jamie.casterton 639319 at https://www.fema.gov Two Weeks Left to Apply for FEMA Individual Assistance https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220815/two-weeks-left-apply-fema-individual-assistance <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Two Weeks Left to Apply for FEMA Individual Assistance</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Helena, Mont.</strong> – Montana residents with uninsured losses resulting from June’s severe storms and flooding have until <strong>August 29, 2022</strong> to apply for FEMA disaster assistance.</p> <p>Homeowners and renters in Carbon, Park, Stillwater, and Yellowstone County can apply for FEMA assistance online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov/">disasterassistance.gov</a>, by calling 800-621-3362 or by using the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA mobile app</a>. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.</p> <p>As of August 15:</p> <ul><li>FEMA has approved over <strong>$2.3 million</strong> in assistance to individuals and households.</li> <li>The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than <strong>$7.7 million</strong> in disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses.</li> <li>The National Flood Insurance Program has received <strong>103 claims</strong> and paid <strong>$3.2 million</strong>.</li> </ul><p>Disaster Recovery Centers in the following locations can help with applications and provide face-to-face information and guidance about disaster assistance:</p> <ul><li>Yellowstone County, United Way of Yellowstone County, 2173 Overland Ave., Billings, MT 59102. Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday (closed on Sundays).</li> <li>Carbon County, Fromberg Methodist Church, 14 Montana Ave., Fromberg, MT 59029. <ul><li>Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday.</li> <li>It will be open on Thursday, August 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will permanently close at 5 p.m. Saturday, August 20, 2022.</li> </ul></li> </ul><p>Long-term, low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses, and nonprofits from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) may be available to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other sources.</p> <p>Homeowners and renters should submit an SBA disaster loan application even if they are not sure they will need or want a loan. If SBA cannot approve your application, in most cases you will be referred to FEMA’s Other Needs Assistance program for possible additional assistance.</p> <p>August 29, 2022 is the deadline to apply to the SBA for physical property damage. The deadline to apply for economic injury is March 30, 2023.</p> <p>SBA is operating Business Recovery Centers (BRC) where applicants can meet with SBA representatives and get help applying for any of SBA’s low-interest disaster loans. BRCs are open in the following locations:</p> <ul><li>Park County, Gardiner Community Center, 208 W. Main St. Gardiner, MT 59030. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday.</li> <li>Park County, Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, 303 East Park St. Livingston, MT 59047. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday.</li> <li>Park County, Super 8 Motel by Wyndham, Conference Center, 303 East Main St., Cooke City, MT 59020. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday.</li> </ul><p>Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at <a href="https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/">disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela</a>. For more information or assistance with SBA disaster assistance please contact SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email <a href="mailto:disastercustomerservice@sba.gov">disastercustomerservice@sba.gov</a>. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services. </p> <p>For an accessible video on how to apply for FEMA assistance, go to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw">youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw</a>.</p> <p>If you have additional questions, contact the disaster assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 to speak with a representative or visit a disaster recovery center. To find a location near you, visit <a href="https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator">FEMA.gov/DRC</a>.</p> <p>Contact the FEMA Mitigation Helpline at 833-FEMA-4-US (833-336-2487) for information on resilient building practices. Mitigation specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MDT. You can also email the team at <a href="mailto:FEMA-R8-Hmhelp@fema.dhs.gov">FEMA-R8-Hmhelp@fema.dhs.gov</a>.</p> <p>For more information about FEMA’s support to Montana’s flooding and severe storms recovery, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4655">www.fema.gov/disaster/4655</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 8 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion8"><em>https://twitter.com/femaregion8</em></a><u>.</u><em> </em></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">Mon, 08/15/2022 - 19:11</span> Mon, 15 Aug 2022 19:11:13 +0000 anthony.mayne 639277 at https://www.fema.gov Flood Insurance is an Important Asset https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220811/flood-insurance-important-asset <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Flood Insurance is an Important Asset</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Helena, Mont. –</strong> Your house has never flooded. You have a homeowner's insurance policy. You're thinking, "I'm covered." </p> <p>Maybe not. </p> <p>Many Montana residents may believe they don't need to buy flood insurance because they don't live in a high-risk flood zone, but flooding can happen anywhere, often to the surprise of residents who thought they were covered for disasters. Unfortunately, when flooding happens, the damage is not covered by most homeowners' insurance policies. One inch of floodwater can cause up to $25,000 of damage in a home. </p> <p>Flooding in Montana is not uncommon. Yet less than 11% of structures in Carbon, Park, Stillwater or Yellowstone counties are covered by flood-insurance policies issued by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Following June’s recent flooding, 103 policyholders filed flood claims with a total payout of over $3 million as of Aug. 9.</p> <p>Many residents in Carbon, Park, Stillwater, and Yellowstone counties live in designated high-risk flood zones. However, it doesn’t matter whether the flood insurance policyholders of the NFIP in these counties live in designated high-risk, low-risk or moderate-risk flood zones. Floods can occur in any zone, including those where there is not a requirement to purchase flood protection.</p> <p>Property owners can protect themselves from financial losses by having a flood insurance policy through the NFIP.  Flood insurance coverage is available regardless of federal disaster declarations. There is a 30-day waiting period before new policies go into effect, so don't wait to obtain a policy.</p> <p>In Montana, 136 communities participate in the NFIP. Residents can purchase a flood insurance policy if their community, including city, county or tribe, participates in the NFIP, no matter their flood risk. </p> <p><strong>The following communities currently participate in the NFIP:</strong></p> <p>Carbon County (unincorporated areas), Bear Creek, Bridger, Fromberg, Joliet, Red Lodge</p> <p>Park County (unincorporated areas), Livingston, Clyde Park</p> <p>Stillwater County (unincorporated areas), Columbus</p> <p>Yellowstone County (unincorporated areas), Billings, Laurel</p> <p>Coverage is available for residential and commercial buildings and the contents therein: </p> <ul><li>Up to $100,000 is available to renters for contents.</li> <li>Up to $250,000 in building coverage and up to $100,000 in contents coverage for single-to-four family residential structures. </li> <li>Up to $500,000 in building coverage and up to $100,000 in contents coverage for five-or-more family residential structures. </li> <li>Up to $500,000 in building coverage and up to $500,000 in contents coverage for businesses. </li> </ul><p><strong>How to buy:</strong> </p> <ul><li>Contact your insurance company or agent. In addition to the NFIP, flood insurance is also available from some private insurance providers. Please visit <a href="https://www.floodsmart.gov/">floodsmart.gov</a> for valuable resources and information pertaining to floods and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). </li> <li>For an agent referral, call 800-427-4661 or visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/flood-insurance">fema.gov/flood-insurance</a>. </li> </ul><p>Contact the FEMA Mitigation Helpline at 833-FEMA-4-US (833-336-2487) for information on resilient building practices. Mitigation specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MDT. You can also email the team at <a href="mailto:FEMA-R8-Hmhelp@fema.dhs.gov">FEMA-R8-Hmhelp@fema.dhs.gov</a>.</p> <p>For more information about FEMA’s support to Montana’s flooding and severe storms recovery, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4655">www.fema.gov/disaster/4655</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 8 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion8"><em>https://twitter.com/femaregion8</em></a><u>.</u><em> </em></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">Thu, 08/11/2022 - 19:55</span> Thu, 11 Aug 2022 19:55:34 +0000 anthony.mayne 639148 at https://www.fema.gov Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Extend in Fromberg https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220811/mobile-disaster-recovery-center-extend-fromberg <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Extend in Fromberg</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Helena, Mont.</strong> – Thanks to a collaborative effort between The State of Montana and The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) the Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) at Fromberg Methodist Church in Carbon County will be extending its operating days until <strong>August 20, 2022</strong>.</p> <p>The MDRC is located at 14 Montana Ave. Fromberg, MT 59029. Hours of operation through Saturday, August 13 are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will change beginning Monday, August 15. New hours will be Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, August 20, will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, August 18 the DRC will close early and will only be operational between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.</p> <p>The DRC currently located at Roosevelt High School in Red lodge will close <strong>August 12<sup>th</sup></strong>. Please continue to check the DRC webpage for updates on DRC hours of operation and any location changes.</p> <p>Survivors of June’s flooding and severe storms can still apply for FEMA assistance by phone online or mobile app. Survivors can also still apply in person at the Disaster Recovery Centers in Yellowstone County.</p> <p><strong>Disaster survivors have until August 29, 2022 to apply for FEMA assistance.</strong></p> <p>Several other Disaster Recovery Centers are operating in designated areas to help with applications and recovery information. To find the nearest center, go online to <a href="https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator">FEMA.gov/DRC</a> or call 800-621-3362.</p> <p>Homeowners and renters in Carbon, Park, Stillwater, and Yellowstone counties can apply for FEMA assistance online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov/">disasterassistance.gov</a>, by calling 800-621-3362 or by using the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA mobile app</a>. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.</p> <p>FEMA financial assistance may include money for temporary housing, basic home repairs or other disaster-related needs such as childcare, transportation and medical, funeral or dental expenses.</p> <p>For an accessible video on how to apply for FEMA assistance, go to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw">youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw</a>.</p> <p>If you have additional questions, contact the disaster assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 to speak with a representative or visit a disaster recovery center. To find a location near you, visit <a href="https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator">FEMA.gov/DRC</a>.</p> <p>Contact the FEMA Mitigation Helpline at 833-FEMA-4-US (833-336-2487) for information on resilient building practices. Mitigation specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MDT. You can also email the team at <a href="mailto:FEMA-R8-Hmhelp@fema.dhs.gov">FEMA-R8-Hmhelp@fema.dhs.gov</a>.</p> <p>For more information about FEMA’s support to Montana’s flooding and severe storms recovery, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4655">www.fema.gov/disaster/4655</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 8 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion8"><em>https://twitter.com/femaregion8</em></a><u>.</u><em> </em></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">Thu, 08/11/2022 - 14:09</span> Thu, 11 Aug 2022 14:09:20 +0000 anthony.mayne 639135 at https://www.fema.gov