FEMA: Twelve North Carolina Counties Added to Hurricane Dorian Disaster Declaration

Twelve more North Carolina counties are eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance to supplement state and local Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts.  FEMA Public Assistance funding is now available to local governments, state agencies and certain private nonprofits in the following counties if they were affected by Hurricane Dorian beginning […]

FEMA: More Parishes Added to Louisiana Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance Following Hurricane Barry

At the request of the state of Louisiana, Cameron and St. Landry parishes have been added to the August 27 major disaster declaration for preparations and damages related to Hurricane Barry. Two other parishes, Pointe Coupee and St. Martin parishes are now eligible for permanent work. These two parishes were previously designated for emergency work […]

EDA: $28.6 Million Invested to Support Growth of the Medical Sector in the U.S. Virgin Islands Following 2017 Hurricanes

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is investing $28.6 million in the University of the Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie, to support efforts to diversify and strengthen the resiliency of the Island economy by helping to grow the medical sector. The two […]

EDA: $33 Million Invested to Advance Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Efforts in Puerto Rico Opportunity Zones

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is investing nearly $33 million in Puerto Rico to advance economic resiliency and business growth efforts in the wake of the devastating 2017 hurricane season. The grants, to be located in Tax Cuts and Jobs Act designated Opportunity […]

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 […]

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 […]

HUD: Federal Financial Monitor Appointed to Oversee Puerto Rico Disaster Funds

Today, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced its plan to appoint a Federal Financial Monitor to oversee the disbursement of disaster recovery dollars to Puerto Rico. “Given the Puerto Rico government’s alleged corruption, fiscal irregularities and mismanagement, we will appoint a Federal Financial Monitor to oversee the […]

EDA: $5 Million Investment Made to Help UT Austin Recover from Hurricane Harvey in Port Aransas, TX

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $5 million grant to the University of Texas at Austin to renovate the University’s Marine Science Institute Campus in Port Aransas and help establish the Center for Coastal Ocean Science. This grant […]

EDA: $3 Million Grant Made to Spur Small Business Development in Hurricane Harvey-Impacted Dickinson, TX

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3 million grant to Dickinson Economic Development Corporation in Texas, to help establish the Gulf Coast Market by renovating a storm-damaged, 30,000 sq. ft., building. The EDA grant, to be matched with […]

EDA: Investment in Hurricane Harvey Disaster Recovery Made in Anahuac, TX Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $5 million grant to the city of Anahuac, Texas, to protect businesses from future floods by rebuilding a wastewater treatment plant that was severely damaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The investment, […]