Nassau County, NY – New York State has been the hardest hit from the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, with nearly 150,000 positive cases and Nassau County accounting for over 18.000 of those cases. FEMA recently announced that it will be reimbursing organizations who have been providing emergency protective measures during the COVID-19 response. Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is urging all eligible local hospitals, nonprofits and municipalities who have been affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, who have not already, to dedicate staff to apply for this very important FEMA disaster assistance. The assistance will provide funding for actions (taken from January 20, 2020 and on) regarding the COVID-19 outbreak to save lives, protect public health and safety, and prevent damage to public health and safety. In order to apply for the assistance, eligible applicants must attend a brief webinar. Additional dates for the webinar through April 17 have been announced.
“Along with the catastrophic health implications, the Coronavirus pandemic is devastating to our local economy and putting an extraordinary burden on essential operations throughout the County. All eligible organizations, which have not already, should consider attending these webinars as the first step for applying for assistance. We will continue to work with our state and federal partners to get as much support as we can during this public health crisis,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.
Organizations eligible for the funding include governmental entities, critical (or essential) non-profits and non-critical (or non-essential) non-profits.
In order to apply for the assistance eligible applicants must attend a brief webinar. New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, which helps to administer FEMA’s Public Assistance program, has added additional applicant briefings for Nassau and Suffolk Counties via WebEx.
The webinar will provide eligible applicants with the information needed to:
To register for one of the applicant briefings, please click on the registration link next to your preferred date and time:
FEMA is also offering a webinar to assist with the next steps and managing to move through the Public Assistance application process.
April 9 at 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm Webinar Link
April 10 at 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm Webinar Link
For more information please reach out to Susan Park at (516) 573-9642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.