FEMA workshops for non-profit institutions: FEMA Public Assistance

Many of New York’s non-profit institutions were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.  To apply for FEMA Public Assistance, the first step is to attend an applicant briefing being held by FEMA.  There are briefings scheduled, as follows at 49 – 51 Chambers Street, New York, NY:

Friday, November 16
10am – 12pm
2pm – 4pm

Monday, November 19
10am – 12pm
2pm – 4pm

To RSVP for a FEMA Applicant Briefing, please complete the RSVP form [HERE] Limit two attendees per organization.

Whether or not you can attend a FEMA Applicant Briefing, you are encouraged to register with FEMA as soon as possible by completing and submitting the RPA form. The one-page form can be found [HERE].

Email the completed form to John Grubsick at jgrubsick3@dhses.ny.gov and a FEMA representative will contact you directly. The deadline for submitting an RPA is currently December 2, 2012.

Directions to 49-51 Chambers Street

By Subway:
1, 2, 3 trains to Chambers Street
A, C to Chambers Street
J, Z, 4, 5, 6 trains to Chambers Street/City Hall/Brooklyn Bridge

By Bus:
M15 to City Hall/Park Row


About FEMA Public Assistance

The mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program is to provide assistance to State, Tribal and local governments, and certain types of Private Nonprofit organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President.

Through the PA Program, FEMA provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain Private Non-Profit (PNP) organizations. The PA Program also encourages protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process.

The Federal share of assistance is not less than 75% of the eligible cost for emergency measures and permanent restoration. The grantee (usually the State) determines how the non-Federal share (up to 25%) is split with the subgrantees (eligible applicants).


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