On March 20, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that “federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of New York to supplement states, tribes and local recovery efforts” in areas that have been affected by the coronavirus.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is urging all local hospitals, nonprofits and municipalities to “dedicate staff to apply for this very important FEMA disaster assistance.”
FEMA reimbursements will fund actions retroactive to Jan. 20 that relate to “saving lives, protecting public health and safety, preventing damage to public health and safety and preventing damage to public and private property.”
Potential applicants must complete a webinar via WebEx. Nassau County has hosted three webinars on March 26. Its last webinar will take place at 6 p.m. The webinar has a brief application process that can be found at https://bit.ly/2UDpC87.
“We are experiencing an unprecedented situation that is causing an extraordinary financial burden on our local economy, especially essential operations throughout the County. I am strongly recommending all eligible organizations join this webinar as the first step to applying for the assistance available in order to keep these essential operations going through this pandemic. We will continue to work with our state and federal partners to get as much support as possible,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran in a release.