On March 7, 2016, Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park were included in a major disaster declaration, as well as being designated for Snow Assistance. To provide information about available assistance and how to apply, Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) has scheduled Applicant Briefings for state, local and private nonprofit (PNP) officials. 
Below is the scheduled Applicant Briefings in Woodbridge and online, which will be hosted by Robert Coates, VDEM. Please use the link to register for each meeting, if you plan on attending.
March 24, 2016, 9:00 A.M. – Woodbridge, VA
March 25, 2016, 9:00 A.M. – Webinar
If you do register to attend, please email Corey Rigby at Corey.rigby.2@fema.dhs.gov, as we want to be sure to support your attendance.
 Application for assistance is made by completing and submitting a Request for Public Assistance (RPA).  Following receipt of the RPA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducts a Kick-off Meeting with the applicant to provide an overview of the Public Assistance program; identify emergency response and/or facilities damaged during the event; and discuss environmental and historic preservation, insurance and possible mitigation.  The applicant has 60 days from this meeting to identify all damages. 
Following the Kick-off Meeting Project Worksheet formulation begins, which is the process of documenting the eligible facility, the eligible work, and the eligible cost of response and repairs.
Disaster related response and work is divided into the following categories:
Emergency Work (Address an immediate threat)
·         Category A: Debris Removal
·         Category B: Emergency Protective Measures
Permanent Work (Restoration of)
·         Category C: Roads / Bridges
·         Category D: Water Control Facilities
·         Category E: Buildings / equipment
·         Category F: Utilities
·         Category G: Parks, Recreational and Other Facilities
For information on the Federal Disaster Assistance process, which will include FEMA’s Snow Assistancepolicy. Additionally, more information on snow assistance is available on page 77 of the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG).
FEMA’s support of State and Local response and recovery operations are in direct accordance with the Robert T. Stafford Act.

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