President Declares Disaster for Washington
WASHINGTON – 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 Washington to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by wildfires during the period of July 9 to August 5, 2014.
The President's action makes federal funding available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the wildfires in the county of Okanogan and the Confederated Tribes of Colville Reservation.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Michael J. Hall has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Hall said that damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and additional counties may be designated for assistance after the assessments are fully completed.
FEDERAL AID PROGRAMS FOR THE STATE OF WASHINGTON DECLARATION
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 Washington.
Assistance for the State, Tribal and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
How to Apply for Assistance:
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