Disaster Relief

HUD: Updated Climate Adaption and Resilience Plan Released

Biden-Harris Administration expands agency efforts to ensure operations are increasingly resilient to climate change impacts. Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development joined more than 20 federal agencies to release its updated Climate Adaptation Plan and expand the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to ensure federal operations are increasingly resilient to climate change impacts. The updated adaptation…

HUD: Disaster Aid Offered to Hawaii Storm and Flood Victims

Federal aid supports state and local recovery for April 2024 Hawaii storms, flooding, and landslides. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the implementation of federal disaster assistance for the state of Hawaii and ordered Federal assistance to State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding and…

FEMA: Updates Announced to FEMA Individual Assistance Programs to Better Assist People with Disabilities

Earlier this year, FEMA announced updates to disaster assistance available during a federal declaration. These changes provide disaster support by increasing accessibility and eligibility for affected people, families and communities.  Serious Needs Assistance This form of assistance covers important items like water, food, first aid, breastfeeding supplies, infant formula, diapers, personal hygiene items, fuel for…

FEMA: President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for New Mexico

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance is available to the state of New Mexico to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by the South Fork Fire and Salt Fire beginning on June 17, 2024 and continuing. The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in the Mescalero Apache Tribe and Lincoln County. Assistance…

FEMA: President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Florida

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance is available to the state of Florida to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes on May 10, 2024.   The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Leon County. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home…

FEMA: President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Hawaii

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance is available to the state of Hawaii to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by the severe storms, flooding and landslides from April 11-14, 2024.  Public assistance federal funding is available to the state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency…

FEMA: President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Tennessee

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance is available to the state of Tennessee to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 8-9, 2024.  Public assistance federal funding is available to the state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work…

FEMA: President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Oklahoma

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance is available to the state of Oklahoma to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding from May 19-28, 2024. The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Blaine, Caddo, Custer, Delaware, Jackson, Mayes, Muskogee and Rogers counties. Assistance can…

HUD: Agency Takes Action to Protect Families Against Extreme Heat

Interagency initiative focuses on equitable distribution of the Administration’s historic investments Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced new guidance on the use of HUD funding to help mitigate the impacts of extreme heat for nearly 1.6 million residents in public housing especially for those most vulnerable, including older Americans, infants…

FEMA: President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Idaho

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Idaho to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe storm, flooding landslides and mudslides from April 14-15, 2024.   Public assistance federal funding is available to the state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain…