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Social Workers in Buchanan and Tazewell Counties: July Flood Damage Generates FEMA Disaster Financial Support

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced October 5 that FEMA has approved a Major Disaster Declaration for Buchanan and Tazewell Counties after extreme rainfall July 13-14 led to destructive flash flooding and landslides. The declaration provides federal support through Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation grant programs to help local, state, and private nonprofit organizations with infrastructure damage or emergency and debris removal expenditures.

You can apply to FEMA for reimbursement of 75 percent of eligible costs to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management for this grant program .

A decision on the potential award of Individual Assistance is still pending. For more information, please visit VDEM’s grants page.

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will hold Applicant Briefings in the coming weeks to explain the process. Applicants will have 30 days to register and submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) in the FEMA Grants Portal.

There is no word yet about FEMA assistance relevant to individual social workers or their businesses regarding damage done by Hurricane Ian.


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