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Georgia Counties Eligible for Disaster Assistance

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Washington, September 16, 2017 | comments
Federal recovery resources are now available for all 159 counties in Georgia. Counties in Georgia may now request funding under the Public Assistance grant program to cover eligible debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair or rebuilding of public facilities such as roads, bridges, water control facilities, buildings, equipment, public utilities, parks and recreational facilities. The announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) comes just days after Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) urged the Trump Administration to expedite federal assistance for counties hit by Hurricane Irma.

"These federal resources will be critical as our communities continue to rebuild," Carter said."I am pleased this assistance is now available and I will continue to fight to ensure the First District receives what is necessary to recover." 

Application procedures for state and local governments will be explained at a series of state/federal applicant briefings to be announced in the affected area.  
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