Video: Webinar outlines how to apply for FEMA COVID-19 assistance

Municipal services, non-profits and for-profits that partner with municipalities can apply through the FEMA Public Assistance Program


By Laura French

WASHINGTON — A webinar hosted by the American Ambulance Association and presented by FEMA officials outlines how EMS agencies can apply for cost recovery for costs incurred under the COVID-19 disaster declaration. 

The webinar, held Wednesday and available to rewatch online, provides an overview of the FEMA Public Assistance Process under the Stafford Act and the processes for applying for municipal, non-profit and for-profit services. 

Municipal services can apply directly, while non-profits can apply with some extra steps and for-profits can apply by partnering with the municipalities they serve, according to an American Ambulance Association spokesperson. 

Assistance can cover certain costs incurred by EMS agencies during the incident period defined under the March 25, 2020 disaster declaration. The period begins Jan. 20, 2020 and has not concluded as of June 18, 2020. 

The webinar was presented by U.S. Fire Administrator G. Keith Bryant and Star Black with the FEMA Public Assistance Program. 

Watch the full webinar below:

 

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