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Deadline Extended for FEMA Public Assistance Requests

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October 8, 2021

Deadline Extended for FEMA Public Assistance Requests

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. – Local governments, houses of worship and other nonprofit organizations in Avery, Buncombe. Haywood, Madison, Transylvania, Yancy and Watauga counties have until Oct. 22, 2021 to submit requests for FEMA Public Assistance.

FEMA extended the deadline from Oct. 7 at the request of the state of North Carolina.

FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides reimbursement to local and state government agencies for the costs of emergency response, debris removal and restoration of disaster damaged public facilities and infrastructure.  Houses of worship and other nonprofit organizations may be eligible for FEMA Public Assistance, including organizations that fed or sheltered survivors after the storm.

The deadline to apply for FEMA Public Assistance in Ashe, Graham, Jackson and Mitchell counties is Oct. 31.

For more information, contact North Carolina Emergency Management, email public.assistance@ncdps.gov or visit NC DPS: Public Assistance.

For more information about Tropical Storm Fred recovery in North Carolina, visit fema.gov/disaster/4617 and ncdps.gov/TSFred. Follow us on Twitter: @NCEmergency and @FEMARegion4.


FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. 

Last updated October 8, 2021