SBA: Learn How to Prepare for Disaster at Upcoming Twitter Chat, Webinar

 September is National Preparedness Month. The U.S. Small Business Administration  has partnered with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety  to help organizations become more aware of their risks in the event of a disaster while also helping them develop business continuity plans to support rebuilding and recovery of operations.  Advance preparation is […]

FEMA: Federal Government Mobilizes as Southeast U.S. Prepares for Hurricane Dorian

President Donald J. Trump approved an emergency declaration for Florida today, making federal funding available to assist state, tribal and local governments with emergency and life-safety actions taken ahead of Hurricane Dorian.  The declaration authorizes FEMA to provide federal support and assistance for emergency measures to save lives, protect property […]

HUD: FHA Strengthens Mortgage Relief Options to Help Homeowners Impacted by Major Disasters

When disasters strike, homeowners can fall behind in their mortgage payments as they struggle to recover from a major disaster. To help homeowners impacted by major disasters, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced it is expanding its foreclosure prevention options to allow borrowers in Presidentially Declared Major Disaster Areas […]

FEMA: President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Louisiana

FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Barry from July 10-15, 2019. FEMA’s Public Assistance funding is available to the state and eligible local governments and certain private […]

FEMA: President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Wisconsin

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Wisconsin to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding from July 18-20, 2019. Federal funding is available to state, tribal, eligible local governments and […]

HUD: Program Requirements Released for CDBG-Mitigation Program

Mitigation rules to support nine states and five local communities   The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published the program requirements for the Department’s new Community Development Block Grant –Mitigation (CDBG-Mitigation) Program to nine states and five local communities. Read HUD’s notice. CDBG-Mitigation funds represent a unique and significant opportunity […]

FEMA: Noble, Okmulgee, Ottawa and Tillman Counties Added to Oklahoma Disaster Declaration

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.  Noble, Okmulgee, Ottawa and Tillman counties may now request […]

EDA: $587 Million Available to Aid Communities Impacted by Natural Disasters

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has published the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY2019) Disaster Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) making $587 million available to eligible grantees in communities impacted by Presidentially declared natural disasters in 2018, and floods and tornadoes […]