Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Arkansas.
Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:Language English
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Arkansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm during the period of December 5-6, 2013.Language English
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – If you’re a survivor of the Nov. 17 Illinois tornadoes, FEMA says you deserve every eligible penny in federal disaster assistance.
Don’t leave possible FEMA grants and SBA disaster loans on the table. Take the necessary steps to help FEMA help you.Language English
CHICAGO – Dangerously low temperatures are in the forecast and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants individuals and families to be safe when faced with the hazards of cold temperatures.
“Subfreezing temperatures can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people who don't take the proper precautions,” said Andrew Velasquez III, FEMA Regional Administrator. “It is important for everyone to monitor their local weather reports and take steps now to stay safe during times of extreme cold temperatures.”Language English
DENTON, Texas – Nearly $2.7 million was recently awarded to the state of Texas by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the implementation of mitigation measures to several University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Hospital buildings.
The FEMA funding allows for the protection of critical facility infrastructure for John Sealy Hospital Annex Buildings #8 and #91 by elevating all mechanical, electrical and plumbing elements.
To date, FEMA has awarded nearly $3.4 million to Texas for such mitigation measures at four UTMB buildings.Language English