FEMA: President Biden Signs Major Disaster Declaration for Minnesota

FEMA announced federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Minnesota to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding from May 29-30, 2022. The President’s action makes federal funding available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and […]

FEMA: President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for South Dakota

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of South Dakota to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe storm, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding during the period June 11-14, 2022. Federal funding is available to state, tribal and […]

FEMA: President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Kentucky

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides, beginning July 26, 2022, and continuing. Federal funding is available to state, tribal and eligible local […]

FEMA: President Biden Approves Emergency Declaration for U.S. Virgin Islands

FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the territory in U.S. Virgin Islands to supplement the territory’s response efforts to the emergency conditions resulting from a water shortage and health impact from unprecedented sargassum seagrass influx beginning on July 15, 2022, and continuing.  The President’s action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster […]

FEMA: Programs Announced for Inclusion in the Justice40 Initiative to Increase Equity and Community Resilience

Today, FEMA released an initial list of programs covered under the Biden-Harris Administration’s Justice40  Initiative, which aims to deliver 40% of the overall benefits of climate, clean energy, affordable and sustainable housing, clean water and other investments to disadvantaged communities that are marginalized, overburdened and underserved. There are four covered programs within FEMA, each […]

FEMA: New Resources Released to Help Local Communities Protect Older Adults Before, During and After Natural Disasters

As the United States enters peak hurricane season, FEMA and AARP have released new resources to help local officials and emergency managers protect older adults in their communities before, during and after natural disasters and support communities in mitigating the effects of extreme weather events. The “Guide to Expanding Mitigation: […]