The Commonwealth has received a Major Disaster Declaration for the February 8-9, 2013 blizzard.  This declaration includes Public Assistance for all 14 counties (75% reimbursement for emergency protective measures and costs of damage to public infrastructure), and Snow Assistance (75% reimbursement for costs associated with snow and ice removal for a continuous 48-hour period) for ten counties (Berkshire, Bristol, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcester).

Applicant Briefing:

All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the MEMA Applicant Briefings listed below. 

CountyBriefing DateBriefing TimeBriefing Location
DukesMon 4/299:30amWesley Hotel Meeting Room 70 Lake Street, Oak Bluffs, MA
BerkshireMon 4/298:30amBerkshire Community College - 1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA (Auditorium, Room K111)
HampdenTue 4/309:00amMEMA Region III/IV 1002 Suffield Street, Agawam, MA
HampshireTue 4/301:00pmUMASS Police Station 585 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA
Barnstable/ NantucketTue 4/3010:00amHarwich Senior Center 100 Oak Street, Harwich, MA
FranklinWed 5/19:30amSouth Deerfield Fire Station 84 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield, MA
Worcester (North)Wed 5/11:30pmLeominster EMA 37 Carter Street, Leominster, MA
PlymouthWed 5/19:00amBrockton VA, Building #22 940 Belmont St/Route 123, Brockton, MA
BristolWed 5/11:00pmButtonwood Park Zoo Wildlife Education Center 425 Hawthorn St, New Bedford, MA
NorfolkThur 5/29:30amThe Four Points Sheraton 1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike Norwood, MA
Worcester (South)Thur 5/21:00pmPakachoag Church Function Hall 203 Pakachoag Street, Auburn MA
EssexThur 5/29:30amAndover Public Safety 32 North Main Street, Andover, MA
MiddlesexThur 5/21:30pmMEMA Headquarters 400 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA

 

 

Briefing Slides: 

DR4110 Applicant Briefing for Applicants with Snow Assistance pdf format of DR4110 Applicant Briefing with Snow Assistance
file size 2MB (Berkshire, Bristol, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcester counties only)

DR4110 Applicant Briefing for Applicants without Snow Assistance pdf format of DR4110 Applicant Briefing for Applicants without Snow A
file size 2MB

 

Request for Public Assistance (RPA)

In order to be considered for FEMA reimbursements your RPA must be submitted to MEMA by: MAY 19, 2013

Applicants must include whom the Authorized Agent (who can sign contracts) is on the RPA:  Request For Public Assistance (RPA) pdf format of Request for Public Assistance RPA.pdf
 

 

Snow Removal 

Applies ONLY for applicants in counties that received FEMA Snow Assistance: Berkshire, Bristol, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcester

- FEMA DAP9523.1 Snow Assistance and Severe Winter Storm Policy pdf format of FEMA DAP9523.1 Snow Assistance & Winter Storm Policy
file size 2MB

- MassDEP Snow Disposal Guidance

 

Debris Removal

FEMA Debris Management Guide

FEMA Debris Monitoring Fact Sheet

FEMA Debris Contracting Checklist

Debris removal on Federal Highway eligible roads is now covered by FEMA. Permanent work is not covered and must go through the FHWA program.  Debris Removal on Federal-Aid Highways (Fact Sheet) (9580.214) pdf format of Debris Removal on Federal-Aid Highways Facts (9580.214)
  

Click link for these Federal Highway eligible roads

Debris Removal from Waterways: Debris Removal from Waterways (9523.5) pdf format of Debris Removal from Waterways (9523.5)
file size 2MB  

 

FEMA Project Worksheets:

These workbooks should be used to report all incurred costs.  Applicants must provide backup documentation (certified payrolls, invoices, and proof of payment – cancelled check/warrant) for everything on the worksheets.

FEMA Required Documents Summary for DR 4110 pdf format of FEMA Required Documents Summary for DR 4110

FEMA's Project Worksheet Forms (Excel 1997-2003) V1 xlsm format of FEMA's Project Worksheet Forms (Excel 1997-2003...
 

FEMA's Project Worksheet Forms (Excel 2007 & 2010) V2 xlsm format of FEMA's Project Worksheet Forms (Excel 2007 & 2010) V2
file size 3MB

FEMA Snow Assistance Workbook xlsm format of FEMA Snow Assistance Workbook
file size 4MB    (This form is for applicants seeking snow assistance and includes updated equipment cost codes)

FEMA Schedule of Equipment Rates 9-15-2010.pdf pdf format of FEMA Schedule of Equipment Rates 9-15-2010.pdf

Elements of a Project Worksheet 9580.5.pdf pdf format of Elements of a Project Worksheet 9580.5.pdf
file size 1MB

 

Private Nonprofit (PNP) Forms: 

FEMA has specific guidelines for PNP eligibility.  To see if you are eligible, please see the forms below. If you believe you are eligible, please fill out the appropriate forms and return them with your RPA.

 

Useful information and policies:

For additional information see the MEMA Public Assistance page and the FEMA policy publications webpage