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 […]

EDA: $3.6 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Support Expanded Tribal Healthcare Services and Promote Disaster Preparedness in Oklahoma

 Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $3.6 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to help the state of Oklahoma prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. “President Biden is committed to supporting communities as they recover and […]

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 […]

FEMA: President Biden Approves Emergency Declaration for Florida

FEMA announced federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Florida to supplement state and local recovery efforts to the emergency conditions resulting from the Surfside Building Collapse beginning on June 24, 2021 and continuing. The president’s action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts, which […]

EDA: $3 Million Invested to Protect Infrastructure Critical to the Business Community from Flooding in Branson, MO

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3 million grant to the city of Branson, Missouri, to construct a floodwall needed to protect infrastructure vital to the business community from flooding. The EDA grant will be matched with […]

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 […]

EDA: $2.4 Million Invested to Build Disaster Resilient Infrastructure in Guam

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.4 million grant to the Port Authority of Guam, Santa Rita, Guam, to make disaster-resilient infrastructure improvements needed to ensure continuity of operations. The EDA grant, to be matched with $603,272 […]