USDA Offers $2.2 Million for Disaster Recovery Due to FEMA-Major Disaster Declarations



via KTIC (NE) - November 28, 2019


Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 27, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development  Nebraska State Director Karl Elmshaeuser encourages rural communities in FEMA declared disaster counties in Nebraska to utilize the $2.2 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Program to assist in their recovery.


“Nebraska has been hit hard by the devastating weather with 87 of our counties receiving Major Disaster Declarations,” Elmshaeuser said. “USDA works hard to help communities thrive and this funding supports in their long-term recovery. To date we have funded the construction of a storm shelter and the purchase of a four-wheel drive ambulance, generator, bunker gear, air packs and pager/radios for emergency responders and replacement of gutters and downspouts, shingles and underlayment for a roof repair.  Be sure to contact us with your community’s needs.”


The $2.2 million is included in the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act that President Trump signed into law on June 6, 2019.


Nebraska declared counties are:  Adams, Antelope, Arthur, Banner, Blaine, Boone, Box Butte, Boyd, Brown, Buffalo, Burt, Butler, Cass, Cedar, Cherry, Cheyenne, Clay, Colfax, Cuming, Custer, Dakota, Dawes, Dawson, Deuel, Dixon, Dodge, Douglas, Fillmore, Franklin, Frontier, Furnas, Gage, Garden, Garfield, Gosper, Grant, Greeley, Hall, Hamilton, Harlan, Hayes, Holt, Hooker, Howard, Jefferson, Johnson, Kearney, Keith, Keya Paha, Kimball, Knox, Lancaster, Lincoln, Logan, Loup, Madison, Merrick, Morrill, Nance, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Omaha Indian Reservation, Otoe, Pawnee, Phelps, Pierce, Platte, Polk, Ponca TDSA, Richardson, Rock, Sac and Fox Indian Reservation, Saline, Santee Indian Reservation, Sarpy, Saunders, Scotts Bluff, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Sioux, Stanton, Thayer, Thomas, Thurston, Valley, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wheeler, Winnebago Indian Reservation, and York.


Grant applications will be accepted at USDA Rural Development Attn: