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FEMA funds have been release to help areas of Massachusetts recover from the intense Winter weather this January; photo by Steve, via stock.adobe.com.

Biden administration approves major disaster declaration for Massachusetts

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to supplement commonwealth, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the severe winter storm and snowstorm Jan. 28 – 29, 2022.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to commonwealth, tribal and eligible local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities in Bristol, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk counties, and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

In addition, federal funding is available to commonwealth, tribal and eligible local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for snow assistance for a continuous 48-hour period during or proximate to the incident period.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures in all areas of the commonwealth.

William F. Roy has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made later if warranted by the results of damage assessments.

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