11 more Ky. counties eligible for Public Assistance | Community Spirit
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Eleven more counties have been added to the federal disaster declaration, making them eligible for federal Public Assistance funds.
The added counties include: Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Edmonson, Elliott, Graves, Logan, Lyon, Monroe, Todd and Trigg. The funds will go to removing debris and helping to rebuild infrastructure and other public facilities damaged during severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.
Fulton and Union counties are now eligible for assistance with emergency work and repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities. A total of 55 counties in Kentucky are now eligible for FEMA Public Assistance.
"These additional counties have been added as a result of the damage assessments FEMA, KYEM and local partners are continuing to conduct in the Commonwealth," said Federal Coordinating Officer Steve Ward.
FEMA Public Assistance is available to governments and certain private, nonprofit agencies in the following Kentucky counties: Anderson, Bath, Boone, Boyd, Bracken, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Clay, Edmondson, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Grant, Graves, Green, Greenup, Harlan, Kenton, Lawrence, Lee, Lewis, Logan, Lyon, Mason, Mercer, Monroe, Morgan, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen, Owsley, Pendleton, Robertson, Spencer, Todd, Trigg, Trimble, Union and Washington.
Public assistance is also available to Ballard, Carlisle, Crittendon, Daviess, Henderson, Hickman, Livingston and McCracken, but is limited to direct federal assistance under the Public Assistance program.
According to FEMA, under their public assistance program, they fund at least 75 percent of the cost of eligible work by governments and certain nonprofits. Also, federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation efforts in all counties in the Commonwealth.
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