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Regional Response Capabilities

GovTrain’s Regional Response Coordination Centers operate within each of the ten FEMA regional offices around the nation. Our offices provide response and recovery support to each of the states and tribal governments within the regional jurisdictions. Additionally, our local offices provide situational awareness and once a disaster is declared, they begin to develop and execute mission objectives to support local applicants.

GovTrain’s Coordination Response Center brings together members of the federal family to better coordinate a combined federal response and easily deconflict issues by interacting with state and FEMA officials face-to-face. Yes, our staff comes together as a whole community to support first responders and disaster survivors. Our disaster response efforts include immediate assistance services, such as search and rescue, distributing supplies, providing emergency medical care and more.

Public Assistance Program
If FEMA declares that a disaster meets the minimum threshold for damages, they can provide assistance to individuals or governments. FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program supports, “communities’ recovery from major disasters by providing them with grant assistance for debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures, and restoring public infrastructure. Local governments, states, tribes, territories and certain private nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Public Assistance is FEMA’s largest grant program. Since 2017, FEMA gave over five billion dollars through PA grants to help communities clear debris and rebuild roads, schools, libraries, and other public facilities.” PA is provided in several areas:

Emergency Work

  • Debris Removal
  • Emergency Protective Measures

Permanent Work

  • Road Systems and Bridges
  • Water Control Facilities
  • Buildings, Contents and Equipment
  • Utilities
  • Parks, Recreational and Other Facilities

Categories A and B are the most common after a disaster.

 

Federal Disaster Programs

Federal support post-disasters can vary by region and requires applications, interviews, planning, budget and deadlines. While the process is difficult, it is worth it to help rebuild communities when they need it most. The Govtrain Solutions team can help streamline FEMA communication, and walk you through the available funding programs.

There are many different forms of assistance, including Public Assistance, Individual Assistance, Mitigation Assistance, Community Development Block Grants, and others. Let our dedicated consultants secure your funds, without the headache.

 

 

The CARES Act

The CARES Act provides fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses, and preserve jobs for our American industries.

Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the CARES Act provides for payments to State, Local, and Tribal governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The CARES Act requires that the payments from the Coronavirus Relief Fund only be used to cover expenses that—

1. Are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19);

2. Were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020 (the date of enactment of the CARES Act) for the State or government; and

3. Were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends on December 30, 2020.

 

COVID-19 + Public Assistance Resources

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