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FEMA Region VII News

29 March 2020

  • COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

    On March 13, 2020, the President declared the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant an emergency declaration for all states, tribes, territories, and the District of Columbia pursuant to section 501 (b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207 (the “Stafford Act”).  State, Territorial, Tribal, local government entities and certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations are eligible to apply for Public Assistance.  

  • President Donald J. Trump Directs FEMA Support Under Emergency Declaration for COVID-19

    The federal government continues to take aggressive and proactive steps to address the COVID-19 threat as the health and safety of the American people remain a top priority.

  • Ponca Tribe of Nebraska awarded over $1 million in FEMA Public Assistance Grants

    Lincoln, Nebraska – The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska made history last year after being the first Tribe from the State of Nebraska to make a direct disaster declaration to the President of the United States, approved on June 17, 2019. In 2013, the Sandy Recovery and Improvement Act (P.L. 113-2) amended the Stafford Act to provide federally recognized tribes with the authority to make direct declaration requests to the President.

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