Applicants for FEMA Public Assistance invited to Kauai and Honolulu briefings

Posted on May 17, 2018 in Information and News Releases, Main, News Stories

May 17, 2018

Representatives of government agencies and eligible private non-profit agencies with costs related to the recent flooding on Kauai and in East Honolulu are invited to Applicant Briefings for the federal Public Assistance (PA) program. The presentation will include application procedures, administrative requirements, and funding and program eligibility criteria.

Under the PA Program, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awards grants to assist State and local governments and eligible Private Nonprofit (PNP) entities with their recovery efforts.  The declaration currently provides funds for eligible debris removal, emergency protective measures, and permanent work.  The federal share of the funding is 75 percent of the eligible costs.

Applicant Briefings will be held:

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, Building 303 Multipurpose Room
3949 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu

Thursday, May 24, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Kauai Emergency Management Agency (KEMA)
3990 Kaana Street, Suite 100, Lihue

Prospective applicants should contact Ms. Lorinda Wong-Lau, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, by phone at 808-733-4300, ext. 801, or email [email protected] to receive a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) application.

Private non-profit organizations (PNP) interested in attending should contact Ms. Wong-Lau to receive a PNP packet which will explain the required documentation to be submitted with the RPA.

The Major Disaster Declaration signed by President Trump on May 8, 2018, authorized the inclusion of the City & County of Honolulu and the County of Kauai for supplemental funding under the Federal Public Assistance (PA) Program for recovery from severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the incident period April 13-16, 2018.