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Nevada County added to August federal wildfire disaster declaration

Release Date Release Number
DR-4558-CA NR 018
Release Date:
September 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Nevada County has been approved for federal assistance for emergency protective measures, debris removal and permanent repairs or rebuilding of community infrastructure as part of the major wildfire disaster declaration approved Aug. 22.

The State of California, local governments, federally recognized tribal governments and certain private nonprofits in the county can now request funding through FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program to help pay for debris removal, emergency protective measures and the repair or rebuilding of roads, bridges, water-control facilities, buildings, equipment, utilities, parks and recreation facilities.

FEMA Public Assistance has been expanded beyond debris removal and emergency protective measures in Nevada County to include permanent work repair or replacement of public infrastructure.

The federal cost share for reimbursed expenses is not less than 75 percent.

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Last updated March 18, 2021