Alabama Emergency Management Agency

Federal emergency aid has been made available to Alabama due to the emergency conditions caused by Hurricane Nate.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid in the form of Public Assistance (PA) has been made available to the state of Alabama to supplement state, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Hurricane Nate beginning on October 6, 2017 and concluding on October 10, 2017.

Public Assistance (PA) is FEMA’s largest grant program providing funds to assist communities responding to and recovering from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President. Eligible applicants include states, federally recognized tribal governments, local governments, and certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations.

The declaration type is an Emergency Declaration which makes supplemental emergency assistance available under PA.

FEMA can help pay for actions taken by the community (almost always government agencies) before, during, and after a disaster to save lives, protect public health and safety, and prevent damage to improved public and private property. Examples of measures that may be eligible include:

For more information about the declaration process go to https://ema.alabama.gov/stafford-act-declaration-process/ .