More Counties Eligible for FEMA Assistance After Ike

More counties have been added to the disaster declaration from Hurricane Ike, including a few in our area.

Local governments in Leon and Milam Counties, along with Anderson and Bowie Counties, are now eligible for FEMA pulbic assistance. Certain non-profits can also apply.

In addition, Grimes and Walker Counties are among several counties now eligible for reimbursements to repair public infrastructure that suffered damage in Ike.

In total, 39 counties are now declared for public assistance.

More information from FEMA through their press release:

Permanent repair work is eligible for a minimum of 75 percent federal funding. Federal funding, also at 75 percent, is available for work to mitigate against future events, either in conjunction with disaster repairs or as stand-alone projects under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

Application procedures for local governments in the affected areas are being explained at applicants? briefings conducted by the state. Local governments make requests to the state through formal Requests for Public Assistance.

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