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PA: Montco Entities Eligible for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Municipalities, hospitals, school districts and some nonprofits can apply for aid.

The following information comes from Montgomery County government:

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) has notified Montgomery County Department of Public Safety that Montgomery County has been added to the major disaster declaration (DR-4099) related to Hurricane Sandy, for Public Assistance. Montgomery County has exceeded its $2.65 million threshold of damage and costs associated with the late October storm.

The Public Assistance Program provides federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures (overtime and contracted services), and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged public property. The PA Program, is based on a partnership between FEMA, State, and local officials. The federal share of assistance is typically 75% of the eligible cost of emergency efforts and restoration.

An Applicants Briefing has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.

It will be held at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus, 1175 Conshohocken Road in Conshohocken. Municipalities, school districts, hospitals and certain private non-profit organizations may be eligible to receive assistance and should consider attending this important meeting.

Please contact the Division of Emergency Management if you have any questions: 610-631-6530.

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