FEMA: President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Michigan

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Michigan to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes from June 25-26, 2021. The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of […]

FEMA: President Biden Approves Emergency Declaration for Florida

FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Florida to supplementstate, local and tribal response efforts to the emergency conditions for areas potentially affected by Tropical Storm Elsa beginning on July 4 and continuing. The President’s action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of […]

FEMA: COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Policy Amended

FEMA is amending the agency’s COVID-19 funeral assistance policy to assist with COVID-19 related fatalities that occurred in the early months of the pandemic. This policy change will allow applicants to submit a statement or letter from the death certificate’s certifying official, medical examiner, or coroner that attributes the death […]

HUD: Additional Steps Taken to Free Up Long-Awaited Disaster Recovery Funds for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Department publishes Federal Register notice governing the use of $2 billion in CDBG-DR for a more resilient, efficient, reliable, and sustainable electric power system in Puerto Rico and USVI The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published a Federal Register notice governing the use of $2 billion […]

FEMA: President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Louisiana

FEMA announced 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 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 17-21, 2021. The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Ascension, Calcasieu, East […]

FEMA: 22 Additional Counties in Kentucky Approved for Individual Assistance

Twenty-two more counties in Kentucky have been designated for disaster assistance as part of the federal disaster declaration for the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred Feb. 27 through March 14. The announcement brings the total number of counties designated for Individual Assistance to 31 with today’s addition […]

Agencies Extend Favorable CRA Consideration for Revitalization Activities in Areas of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Affected by Hurricane Maria

The federal bank regulatory agencies today announced they are extending the period for giving favorable consideration under Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations to institutions located outside of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, for bank activities that continue to help revitalize or stabilize these areas devastated by Hurricane Maria […]

FEMA: President Biden Signs Major Disaster Declaration for West Virginia

FEMA announced federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of West Virginia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe storms from flooding from Feb. 27- March 4, 2021. The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Cabell, Kanawha, Mingo and […]