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FEMA Announces $30 Million to Emergency Food and Shelter Program

WASHINGTON -- Today, FEMA awarded $30 million in supplemental humanitarian funding to the National Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP).

These funds are for local social service organizations providing assistance on or after Jan. 1, 2019 to migrants from the southern border released from DHS custody.

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 22:33:44 +0000


Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of New Hampshire.

Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:51:29 +0000

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of New Hampshire to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe storm and flooding on July 11-12, 2019.

Federal funding is available to the 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 severe storm and flooding in Grafton County.

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:48:55 +0000

How to File an Appeal for the New Incident Period

If you have already registered with FEMA for disaster related damage that occurred between March 9, 2019, and April 1, 2019, AND your home received additional uninsured damage through July 14, 2019, you may be eligible for additional assistance. You do not need to reapply. Please submit an appeal letter to FEMA requesting reassessment.

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 18:34:10 +0000

FACT SHEET: Frequently Asked Questions About FEMA Rental Assistance

Twenty-six counties were designated for FEMA Individual Assistance for the April 29–July 5 storms, tornadoes and flooding. You are encouraged to register with FEMA if you live in one of the 26 counties: Andrew, Atchison, Boone, Buchanan, Callaway, Carroll, Chariton, Cole, Greene, Holt, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lewis, Lincoln, Livingston, McDonald, Miller, Newton, Osage, Pike, Platte, Pulaski, St. Charles and Saline.

The deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 9.

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:21:21 +0000

Disaster Recovery Center Opens August 19 in Newton County

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A FEMA disaster recovery center will open for three days in Newton County starting Monday, August 19, to provide one-on-one assistance to Missouri residents affected by spring flooding, severe storms and tornadoes.


Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:39:49 +0000

FEMA Promotes Disaster Preparedness for Students

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico — Nearly 600 students from the ages of 6 to 13 received natural disaster preparedness tools at various events throughout Puerto Rico.

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:04:58 +0000

$19 Million Approved to Acquire Flood-prone North Carolina Properties, Minimize Disaster Damage

DURHAM, N.C. — The State of North Carolina and FEMA are approving nearly $19 million to eliminate flood risks at certain repetitively damaged properties in North Carolina following Hurricane Florence.

"We are grateful for the support of our FEMA partners as we work together to make North Carolina more resilient in the wake of devastating storms," said Gov. Roy Cooper. "Eliminating flood risks at repetitively damaged properties will help North Carolina continue to rebuild smarter and stronger."

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:57:25 +0000

Noble, Okmulgee, Ottawa and Tillman Counties Added to Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance Funding

OKLAHOMA CITY – Four more counties in Oklahoma are now eligible to apply for FEMA’s Public Assistance funding to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas that sustained damage from the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding between May 7 and June 9, 2019.


Thu, 15 Aug 2019 16:30:12 +0000

Disaster Recovery Center Opens August 16 in Carroll County

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A FEMA disaster recovery center will open for three days in Carroll County starting Friday, August 16, to provide one-on-one assistance to Missouri residents affected by spring flooding, severe storms and tornadoes.


Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:43:39 +0000