Albany, NY (November 3, 2012)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that all nine counties initially approved for federal disaster assistance funding have been approved for additional funding under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.
The following counties are now eligible for federal reimbursement for road systems, water control facilities, public buildings and equipment, public utilities, and parks and recreation: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester. State, local governments and certain private, non-profit organizations may also be eligible for federal Public Assistance funding.
“I thank President Obama for expediting this much needed assistance,” said Governor Cuomo. “These funds are critical to resolving the variety of issues that continue to challenge those in affected areas.”
“FEMA continues to work with New York State officials to drive community recovery by getting assistance dollars to where they are needed most,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Byrne. “These grants will help complete infrastructure projects that, in turn, help people and businesses get back on their feet.”
On October 30, FEMA declared seven counties (Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond and Suffolk) for Public Assistance funding for emergency measures and debris removal. On November 2, two additional counties were approved for Public Assistance funding – Westchester and Rockland.