Release Date: March 25, 2011
Release Number: 1960-002
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — State disaster officials have scheduled 13 briefings to help representatives from state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in 60 Illinois counties apply for federal disaster assistance in the wake of the severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of Jan. 31 to Feb. 3.
The briefings will provide information about the Federal Emergency Management Agency‘s Public Assistance (Infrastructure) program for debris removal, emergency protective measures and the repair, restoration or replacement of public facilities or infrastructure that were damaged during this event. Under the cost-share program,
FEMA Public Assistance funds 75 percent of the cost for eligible work.
The meetings will be held at the following locations, dates and times, according to officials from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and FEMA. These briefings are not intended for individuals, households or business owners.
For Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Hancock, Morgan, McDonough, Pike, Schuyler and Scott counties:
Friday, March 25, 10:30 a.m., John Wood Community College, Paul Heath Center, Auditorium, 1301 South 48th St., Quincy
For Christian, Logan, Mason and Menard counties:
Monday, March 28, 10 a.m., Lincoln Christian Church, Fellowship Hall, 204 N. McLean St, Lincoln
For Ford, Fulton, Knox, Marshall, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell and Woodford counties:
Monday, March 28, 2 p.m., Gateway Bldg., 200 N.E. Water, Peoria
For Henderson, Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, Warren and Whiteside counties:
Tuesday, March 29, 2 p.m., Milan Community Center, 2701 East First St., Milan
For Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle and Winnebago counties:
Wednesday, March 30, 10 a.m., Cherry Valley Fire Department Station 2, 4919 Blackhawk Rd., Rockford
For DuPage, Kane and McHenry counties:
Wednesday, March 30, 2:30 p.m., Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin
For Cook County:
Thursday, March 31, 9 a.m., Triton College, Robert Collins Building, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove
For Southern Cook and Will counties:
Thursday, March 31, 1:30 p.m., Oak Forest Hospital Campus, Auditorium Bldg. 15900 Cicero Ave., Oak Forest
For Clark, Coles, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby counties:
Friday, April 1, 10:30 a.m., Lake Land Community College, Student Center Theatre, 5001 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon
For Bond, Clay, Fayette, Marion and Washington counties:
Monday, April 4, 11 a.m., Kaskaskia College, Life-Long Learning Center, 27210 College Rd., Centralia
For Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Jasper and Richland counties:
Tuesday, April 5, 1 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 707 South Van Buren St., Newton
For Northern Cook, Lake counties:
Wednesday, April 6, 1:30 p.m., Harper College, Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine
The 60 counties designated in the March 17 declaration are: Adams, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Christian, Clark, Clay, Coles, Cook, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Jasper, Jo Daviess, Kane, Knox, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, Menard, Mercer, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Pike, Putnam, Richland, Rock Island, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Washington, Whiteside, Will, Winnebago and Woodford.
In addition, assistance is available to the state and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures, including snow assistance, for a continuous 48-hour period during or proximate to the incident period in the counties of Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Jo Daviess, Kane, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Logan, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, Mercer, Morgan, Ogle, Peoria, Pike, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Whiteside, Will, Winnebago and Woodford counties. This assistance will be provided for a period of 72 hours for Adams, Boone, Brown, Ford, Henderson, Knox, McHenry, Menard and Scott counties.
Affected local governments in the above counties are eligible to apply for federal assistance to fund 75 percent of the approved costs for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, restoration or replacement of damaged public facilities. Disaster assistance may also be provided for damage to facilities owned by certain private non-profit organizations that operate and maintain educational, utility, emergency, medical, custodial care and other essential governmental-type service facilities.
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