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January 13, 2011

Deadline Approaching for Disaster Fund Applications

It has been nearly one month since President Barack Obama signed an emergency disaster declaration for three counties in Vermont following a wind storm in early December. Communities and other public entities in Chittenden, Franklin, and Lamoille counties are eligible to receive 75 reimbursement for eligible repair and cleanup costs. By law, those who are eligible for funds MUST submit a request for public assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency within 30 days of the declaration: That deadline is January 21st, 2011.

Communities, certain private non-profits, and publicly owned utilities in the declared counties can request assistance for expenses such as overtime paid for storm cleanup, public infrastructure damage, contractors, equipment rentals and fuel for those rentals and other publicly owned equipment used for cleanup or repairs, and any other eligible costs incurred during the event.

FEMA field teams are in Vermont to help communities and other qualifying entities in need of reimbursement. Cities or towns in Chittenden, Franklin, and Lamoille counties in need of assistance should call Alec Portalupi at the Vermont Agency of Transportation at 802-828-3889.

Source: Vermont Emergency Management
Last Updated at: January 13, 2011 13:26:21