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Reminder: Register for the FEMA Public Assistance Grants by April 30 + Supplemental Assistance for Fire Departments

Posted on April 29, 2020 by Dene Westbrook

Michigan communities are encouraged to register on FEMA’s Grant Portal by April 30, 2020. While the pandemic is ongoing, and deadlines for FEMA assistance are usually 30 days after the disaster declaration.  Michigan State Police has requested communities register in the portal by April 30, 2020, to ensure the State’s timely preparation of materials. Any communities that believe they have the potential to file for reimbursement through FEMA should register in the portal.

Local governments can register at here at the FEMA Grants Portal here

To view FEMA’s Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide here.

View eligible emergency protective measures in this fact sheet.

For questions about the FEMA Public Assistance Program, you can contact your region’s District Coordinator here or Tiffany Vedder at 517-284-3944 or VedderT@michigan.gov.

MSP provided a quick review of the FEMA Public Assistance Grants during the April 20 webinar with Michigan Department of Treasury. You can find the segment here at 20:15.

FEMA has also released the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the $100 million Assistance for Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP), which was a part of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to purchase personal protective equipment and supplies.

The deadline for the Fiscal Year 2020 the Assistance to Firefighters Grant – COVID-19 Supplemental Program (AFG-S) applications is May 15. AFG-S provides direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations, and state fire training academies. Fire departments in cities, towns, and villages that want to start planning their application before the application period begins can access the FY 2020 COVID-19 Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity Guidance Materials on the FEMA website. The online AFG-S Grant Program application is available through the AFGP FEMA Grants Outcomes (GO) application portal.

Herasanna Richards is a legislative associate handling energy, environmental, elections, and external municipal services for the League. She can be reached at hrichards@mml.org or 517-908-0309.

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