FEMA: Public Assistance Approved for Eight More Puerto Rico Municipalities

Fourteen municipalities are now eligible to be reimbursed by the federal government for debris removal and for emergency protective measures that were triggered by the 6.4 earthquake on Jan. 7. The municipalities of Adjuntas, Jayuya, Juana Díaz, Lajas, Las Marías, Mayagüez, Sabana Grande and Utuado were added Friday to the original six municipalities which […]

EDA: Over $700,000 Invested to Support Tribal Disaster Recovery Efforts in Wisconsin

 Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $709,222 grant to the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Odanah, Wisconsin, to hire an Economic Recovery Coordinator to advance disaster recovery efforts in the region. The project is located near a Tax […]

FEMA: Nine More Puerto Rico Municipalities Eligible for Individual Assistance

Nine more municipalities that were affected by the earthquakes that began Dec. 28, 2019, in southwest Puerto Rico have been designated as eligible for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program. At the request of the Government of Puerto Rico, FEMA extended eligibility for Individual Assistance to Arecibo, Ciales, Hormigueros, Juana Díaz, Las Marías, Mayagüez, Morovis, Orocovis and Sabana Grande under the […]

EDA: $720,000 Invested to Support Disaster Recovery Efforts in Dayton, OH Opportunity Zone

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $720,000 grant to the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) of Dayton, Ohio, to hire a Disaster Recovery Manager that will assist businesses damaged or destroyed by the severe storms in May of 2019. The Disaster Recovery […]

FEMA: Ten More Puerto Rico Municipalities Eligible for Individual Assistance after Recent Earthquakes

Ten more municipalities that were affected by the recent earthquakes that began in December have been designated as eligible for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program.  At the request of the Government of Puerto Rico, FEMA extended eligibility for Individual Assistance to Adjuntas, Cabo Rojo, Corozal, Jayuya, Lajas, Lares, Maricao, San Germán, San […]

FEMA: President Trump Signs Major Disaster Declaration for Puerto Rico

FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to supplement Commonwealth and local response efforts to the emergency conditions in the area affected by earthquakes beginning on Dec. 28, 2019, and continuing. The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals […]

FEMA: Additional Counties Eligible for Public Assistance Funding in Mississippi

Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Oktibbeha counties are now eligible to apply for funding under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas that sustained damage from severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding that occurred Oct. 26, 2019. The president’s Dec. 6, 2019 major disaster declaration for […]

EDA: $7.4 Million Invested to Support Workforce Training and Emergency Management Efforts in Disaster-Impacted Areas of California

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $7.4 million in the state of California to support disaster-related workforce training and emergency management efforts. The EDA grants will be matched with $1.075 million in local investment. “Ensuring that communities have the […]