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U.S. Economic Development Administration Disaster Supplemental Funding – Notice of Funding Opportunity
EDA is awarding $587 million in grants to eligible entities to address economic challenges in disaster-impacted areas. These grants will support disaster recovery activities in areas receiving a major disaster designation as a result of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and wildfires and other 2017 natural disasters. EDA disaster grants will be made by regional offices under the Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, which can support a wide range of construction and non-construction activities. Through this program, EDA can support disaster recovery planning strategies as well as the implementation of disaster recovery projects. Projects, among other things, must have a nexus to applicable disaster recovery and resilience efforts and be consistent with at least one of the DOC Disaster Recovery Investment Priorities. EDA plans to accept proposals on a rolling basis until all funds are obligated.
Federal Disaster Assistance Available for Disaster Survivors in October Wildfires
In October 2017, the President of the United States declared seven (7) counties a Major Disaster after the October wildfires (Read more about that here). Survivors who primarily reside in Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Sonoma, and Yuba counties can apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Governor Brown Requested Federal Disaster Assistance for Southern California Wildfires in December
For the December 2017 wildfires, Governor Brown has requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to bolster ongoing state and local recovery efforts in response to the Southern California wildfires (read his request letter to the President here). Wildfire survivors in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego counties are awaiting a decision by the President to access FEMA assistance.