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Disaster Funds Available for Non-Profits Through FEMA

DHSES Recovery has asked us to conduct outreach to you regarding the start of applicant briefings for the COVID-19 Response under the Major Disaster Declaration FEMA-4480-DR issued for the State of New York by President Trump on 20 MAR 2020.

On April 2, 2020, FEMA Recovery will begin holding applicant briefings for Region 5 WNY via WebEx. The Applicants Briefs provide eligible applicants with the information needed to: (a) participate in the disaster as Public Assistance applicants; and (b) submit for reimbursement for FEMA-eligible expenditures incurred as a result of the COVID-19 virus.

To register for one of the applicant briefings, please click on the registration link next to your preferred date and time. Once you register for the applicant briefing, you will receive a confirmation with the teleconference login as well as the WebEx login. You will also receive a confirmation email with this information. The duration of the WebEx should be approximately 1 hour.

April 2, 2020 9:00 AM EST Register
April 2, 2020 1:00 PM EST Register
April 2, 2020 6:00 PM EST Register

We are asking that you help us notify all potential eligible applicants within your county of the scheduled Applicants Briefs so they can attend and learn what is needed to get reimbursement for FEMA-eligible COVID-19 expenses.

Potential eligible applicants include the following:
(1) Certain types of private nonprofit (PNP) organizations:
a. Critical PNPs – PNPs that own or operate a facility that provides a critical service, e.g., hospitals and emergency care facilities, fire & rescue emergency services, educational facilities (including colleges both public or private), nursing homes, laboratories, and rehab centers that provide medical care.
b. Non-critical but essential PNPs – PNPs that own or operate a facility that provides a noncritical, but essential social service AND provides those services to the general public, e.g., senior citizen centers, homeless shelters, community centers, child care facilities, food assistance programs, performing arts facilities, and houses of worship.

Due to the number of potential applicants in this event, we strongly encourage you to disseminate this information by the widest means possible. Please do not hesitate to contact DHSES Recovery should you have any questions.

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