MEMA Announces Applicant Briefings for Federal Assistance
Ten Most Impacted Counties to Receive Aid for Impacts of January Blizzard
FRAMINGHAM, MA – As a result of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts receiving a major disaster declaration due to the severe Blizzard of January 26-28, 2015, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will be conducting nine (9) Applicant Briefings regarding the availability of federal funding. The assistance was authorized by President Barack Obama after a review of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) analysis of Governor Charlie Baker’s request for federal assistance.
The purpose of the briefings is to explain the application and reimbursement process for receiving federal funds for eligible expenses incurred by state and local governments, as well as eligible non-profit organizations in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk and Worcester Counties. This major disaster declaration does not apply to individuals, residents or businesses.
Communities are encouraged to send representatives from local emergency management, public works and finance departments since the briefings will explain the application and reimbursement process in detail. The briefings are expected to last approximately 1.5 hours. It is imperative that communities send at least one representative to obtain the necessary forms and information to enable each community to receive proper reimbursement.
Monday, May 4, 2015 @ 9:00am Monday, May 4, 2015 @ 1:00 p.m.
Worcester County (South): Worcester County (North):
Pakachoag Church Functional Hall Fitchburg Fire Station
203 Pakachoag Street 33 North Street
Auburn, MA Fitchburg, MA
Tuesday May 5, 2015 @ 9:00 a.m. Tuesday May 5, 2015 @ 1:00 p.m.
Middlesex County Essex County
MEMA Headquarters Relief’s In
400 Worcester Road 1 Market Street
Framingham, MA Lawrence, MA
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 @ 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015 @ 1:30 p.m.
Barnstable County: Plymouth County:
Barnstable County Harbor View Conference Room Bridgewater State University
3195 Main Street Moakley Center Auditorium
Barnstable, MA 100 Burrill Avenue
Thursday, May 7, 2015 @ 9:00 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015 @ 1:30 p.m.
Bristol County: Norfolk County:
Buttonwood Park Zoo Wildlife Education Center Four Points Sheraton,21 Tiffany Ballroom
425 Hawthorn Street 1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike
New Bedford, MA Norwood, MA
Friday May 8, 2015 @ 11:00 a.m.
Tisbury Emergency Services Building
215 Spring Street