FEMA Assistance for Local Governments
When there are federal disaster declarations issued for Ohio, the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program provides grants to local governments and state agencies for debris operations, emergency protective measures and infrastructure repair. In 2011, Ohio received a declaration for twenty-one (21) southern Ohio counties due to flooding and in 2012 received a declaration that impacted thirty-eight (38) Ohio counties.
In 2015, FEMA began a massive overhaul of how the PA program will be delivered. There are significant changes to how projects are formulated, to include a new project tracking system. I am encouraging you and your staff to enroll in this course so that you will be better prepared to administer the PA program the next time you apply for and receive a PA grant.
Susan Traylor, Ohio EMA, Training, can also be contacted for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-799-3666. If you have questions regarding the course or the PA program, please contact Laura Adcock, Ohio EMA, State Public Assistance Officer, at 614-799-3667 or email@example.com.