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District Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Conducts Overview of the Federal Disaster Public Assistance Program

Monday, August 27, 2012
Applicant briefings held to assist recovery of District government agencies and nonprofit organizations losses from the severe storm “derecho,” June 29, 2012
Contact: Robyn T. Johnson (202) 481-3010

(Washington, DC) - Following a request by Mayor Vincent C. Gray for disaster assistance, a presidential disaster declaration was issued making federal funding available to eligible District government agencies and certain private nonprofit organizations. The Public Assistance (PA) Program provides grants to state and local governments and certain non-profit entities (not households and individuals) to assist them with the response to and recovering from disasters. The declaration covers funding for emergency work, the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities and equipment, infrastructure repair, including roads and bridges, debris removal, water control facilities, utilities, parks and recreation.

If interested in applying for the Public Assistance (PA) Program, organizations affected by the recent June 29, 2012 severe storm should contact Russell Gardner at (202) 481-3051 or [email protected].