Wednesday, December 12, 2012

FEMA: help for Nonprofits

Private Sector Division Joint Field Office Lincroft, New Jersey
December 11, 2012
DR-4086-NJ PSA-001
FEMA PS Desk: 732-345-3683
NJOEM PIO Contact: 609-963-6818

Deadlines extended to request reimbursement for infrastructure repair and other disaster costs
Nonprofits that suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy are encouraged to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance (PA) funding to help them get back
to the business of helping others.

The deadline to apply for FEMA Public Assistance has been extended to Dec. 30, 2012 in all
21 counties.

Michael Hall, FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer, granted the extension following a request from
the New Jersey State Office of Emergency Management. In the extension request, the state cited the unprecedented impact of Hurricane Sandy and the large number of organizations submitting Requests for Public Assistance, many of which have never before been involved in the PA process.

In order to qualify for PA funding, the agency must be a private nonprofit organization or institution that owns or operates a facility that serves the general public and provides essential governmental services. The basic categories of essential governmental services are: education, utility, emergency, medical, custodial care, irrigation and other services including museums, shelters and libraries. See PA Eligible Applicants for a listing of eligible private nonprofits.

Public Assistance is a program administered by the state of New Jersey and funded by FEMA.

FEMA reimburses no less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for emergency protective measures
and permanent restoration costs, including debris removal and infrastructure repair or replacement. FEMA specialists are available to help nonprofits through the application process.

The most important thing is to turn in an application.
Applications are available on the front page of the NJ Office of Emergency Management website:

The Request for Public Assistance Form should be sent to:
Lt. Col. Jerome Hatfield
Alternate governor’s authorized representative
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
P.O. Box 7068
West Trenton, N.J. 08628-0068
Attention: Lt. Jeffrey Mottley
Telephone: 609-882-2000, ext. 2700 or 2500
Fax number: 609-882-1694

As of December 11, FEMA has conducted
653 applicant kick-off meetings, logged 1,154 Requests for Public Assistance and approved
54 large projects totaling $103,295,781.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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