FRAMINGHAM, MA – As a result of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts receiving a major disaster declaration
due to the severe Blizzard of January 26-28, 2015, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
will be conducting nine (9) Applicant Briefings regarding the availability of federal funding. The assistance was
authorized by President Barack Obama after a review of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA)
analysis of Governor Charlie Baker's request for federal assistance.
The purpose of the briefings is to explain the application and reimbursement process for receiving federal funds
for eligible expenses incurred by state and local governments, as well as eligible non-profit organizations in
Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk and Worcester Counties.
This major disaster declaration does not apply to individuals, residents or businesses. read more
In response to Governor Baker's request to President Obama, federal disaster aid will be made available
to Massachusetts communities to assist in their recovery from the heavy snow, strong winds and coastal
flooding that impacted the state from January 26‐28, 2015. Certain eligible non‐profit organizations and
state agencies may also be reimbursed for storm‐related expenditures, as well. read more