Town and city of Amsterdam and the town of Florida residents met with NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program committee to catch on about the various flood recovery plans that could help them post-disasters.
Each of the municipalities has been granted $3 million through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help out with recovery efforts from flood damage caused by tropical storms Irene and Lee. The program is managed through the Department of State.
Federal Programs Related to - Public Safety, Disaster Services, General/Other
Programs that seek to prevent, predict or mitigate the effects of disasters (e.g. fires, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes); prepare people to cope with disasters; or provide broad-based relief services to disaster victims. Also includes programs that rescue accident victims; provide first aid training and services; and/or offer safety education programs .
Programs that provide emergency planning, preparedness, mitigation, response, relief and/or recovery services prior to, during and after a disaster including fires, floods, earthquakes, or other emergency of natural or human origin. Disaster Mitigation Programs; Disaster Recovery Programs; Disaster Response Services; Emergency Management Programs
Federal Programs Related to - Disaster Preparedness
Programs that increase public awareness of the measures that people can take before, during and after a disaster or emergency to reduce loss of life and property and improve their chances for survival. Avalanche Preparedness; Brush Fire Preparedness; Chemical Emergency Preparedness; Civil Defense Preparedness; Civil Unrest Preparedness; Community Disaster Information; Disaster Information; Disaster Kit; Disaster Planning Programs; Drought Preparedness; Earthquake Preparedness; Emergency Preparedness/Response Training; Explosion Preparedness; Extreme Heat Preparedness; Flood Preparedness; Forest Fire Preparedness; Grass Fire Preparedness; Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness; Hurricane Preparedness; Landslide/Mudslide Preparedness; Nuclear Emergency Preparedness; Radiological Emergency Preparedness; Snowstorm Preparedness; Terrorism Preparedness; Thunderstorm Preparedness; Tidal Wave Preparedness; Tornado Preparedness; Tsunami Preparedness; Volcanic Eruption Preparedness; Wildfire Preparedness; Wildland Fire Preparedness; Winter Storm Preparedness; Woodland Fire Preparedness
Federal Programs Related to - Disaster Relief/Recovery
Programs that provide short-term assistance for people who have suffered injuries or incurred losses due to natural or man-made disasters. Also offers longer-term assistance for people who have suffered injuries or incurred losses due to a major disaster or large- scale emergency with the objective of facilitating the return of the community to its pre-disaster condition and/or rebuilding the community in a way that makes it less vulnerable in the future. Debris Removal; Disaster Donations; Disaster Hotlines; Disaster Loan Programs; Disaster Recovery Centers; Disaster Service Centers; Disaster- Specific Home Repairs; Disaster-Specific Rent Assistance; Post-Disaster Clean-Up; Post-Disaster Housing Assistance; Post-Disaster Housing Databanks/Referrals; Post-Disaster Rebuilding Assistance; Post-Disaster Volunteer Management
Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures that people can take to ensure their safety while engaging in recreation in, on or around the water. Beach Awareness; Boating Safety; Drowning Prevention; Lifesaving; Pool Safety; Sailing Safety; Swimming Safety
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