FEMA Public Assistance Applicant Briefings – Tropical Storm Irene

The Vermont Agency of Transportation will be holding applicant briefings for communities in counties granted a Public Assistance disaster declaration following floods from Tropical Storm Irene. Attendance at this meeting is required to receive FEMA funding.  Every Vermont county except Grand Isle has received a Public Assistance disaster declaration.

Representatives from Vermont communities in counties affected by Tropical Storm Irene are invited to meetings to learn how to apply for federal reimbursement for flood response and recovery costs for eligible public infrastructure such as debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain Private Non-Profit (PNP) organizations. Applicant may attend the briefing meeting closest to their location.

The meetings are as follows:

Friday, September 9, 2011: Rutland and Bennington Countiesin Manchester at a location to be determined.  Briefing will begin at1:00 p.m., followed by a FEMA applicants’ Kick Off meeting.  Contact Rutland or Bennington Regional Planning Commissions with questions (802-775-0871 or 802-442-0713).

Friday, September 9, 2011: Windham and Windsor Counties at Riverside Middle School Gymnasium, 13 Fairgrounds Road Springfield, VT.  Briefing will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a FEMA applicants’ Kick Off meeting.  Contact Windham or Southern Windsor Regional Planning Commissions with questions (802-257-4547 or 802-674-9201).

Saturday, September 10, 2011: Washington and Orange Counties at Judd Hall of Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT. Briefing will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a FEMA applicants’ Kick Off meeting.  Contact Central Vermont or Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Planning Commissions with questions (802-229-0389 or 802-457-3188).

Saturday, September 10, 2011: Addison and Chittenden Counties at the American Legion at 100 Amory Lane in Vergennes, VT.  Briefing will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a FEMA applicants’ Kick Off meeting.  Contact Addison or Chittenden County Regional Planning Commissions with questions (802-388-3141 or 802-846-4490).

Monday, September 12, 2011: Franklin and Lamoille Countiesat Green Mountain Technology & Career Center, 738 Route 15W, Hyde Park, VT.  Briefing will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a FEMA applicants’ Kick Off meeting.  Applicants traveling through Johnson should expect delays in the Village of Johnson due to road construction and plan accordingly.  Contact Northwest or Lamoille County Regional Planning Commissions with questions (802-524-5958 or 802-888-4548).

Monday, September 12, 2011: Orleans, Essex and Caledonia Counties at Town of Lyndon’s Public Safety Building (Fire Department), 316 Main Street Lyndonville, VT.  Briefing will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a FEMA applicants’ Kick Off meeting.  Contact Northeastern Vermont Development Association with questions (802-748-5181).

Cities and towns [e.g. libraries and non-profits] with questions should contact their Regional Planning Commission.

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