Obtaining FEMA Funding for Flood Damages

Vermont Emergency Management has posted what communities and individuals should be doing in order to properly document damages from last week’s flooding in order to obtain assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). From the press release: “If Vermont shows at least $1-million in verified statewide damages, individual counties would then have to meet a pre-established threshold to qualify for a FEMA declaration. That level is total qualified public damages of $3.27 per capita in that county. These are not the only factors involved in receiving a Public Assistance disaster declaration, but the monetary levels are the biggest indicator.”

If Vermont qualifies for FEMA assistance, those funds can be used to reimburse communities with up 75% of recovery costs.

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The Vermont Local Roads Program at Saint Michael’s College is part of the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), a nationwide effort financed jointly by the Federal Highway Administration and individual State Departments of Transportation. Its purpose is to provide road and bridge know-how to municipal people involved with highways. There are LTAP Centers in 50 states and Puerto Rico and six Native American locations. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations presented on this page are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of FHWA, VAOT or Saint Michael’s College. All references to proprietary items in this publication are not endorsements of any company or products. Sponsored by the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Vermont Local Roads Program provides information, training and technical assistance to cities, towns and villages in Vermont. This is done by newsletters, seminars and workshops, distribution of publications and by response to requests.
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