January 1, 2023

FEMA: President Biden Signs Major Declaration for the Havasupai Tribe

FEMA announced federal emergency aid has been made available to the Havasupai Tribe to supplement Tribal response and recovery efforts in areas affected by flooding from Oct. 1-2, 2022.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to Tribal and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the flooding.

Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the Havasupai Tribe.

Benigno “Bern” Ruiz has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal response operations for the affected areas. Additional designations may be made later if requested by the Tribal nation and warranted by the results of further assessments. 

This post was originally published here.