Federal and state disaster recovery officials have scheduled an applicant's briefing for Kauai County and state officials concerning the Federal Assistance Program.
It is scheduled for Monday, April 30 at 9 a.m. at the Kauai County Emergency Operational Center at 3990 Kaana Street Suite 100 in Lihue.
On April 18, President Barack Obama signed a major disaster declaration for the severe storms that affected Kauai from March 3 through 11.
The declaration made Public Assistance and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding available to state and local governments and certain private, non-profit organizations on a cost-sharing basis in Kauai County for eligible recovery projects.
Federal funding may also include eligible repairs, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement of public infrastructure such as roads and bridges, water control facilities, public buildings and contents, public utilities and parks, and other recreational facilities.
Private non-profit organizations eligible to receive Public Assistance funds are those that provide certain services otherwise performed by a government agency.
The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program provides grants to state and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.
The purpose of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters, and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster.
Representatives of state, county and certain private, nonprofit organizations that may be eligible for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance program are encouraged to attend.
For additional information, call Suzanne Toguchi at (808) 733-4300 ext. 813.