Applicant Briefings Announced for Houses of Worship Damaged by Hurricane Irma in Georgia

January 25, 2018

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Private non-profit houses of worship in Georgia may now be eligible to apply for FEMA Public Assistance to cover Hurricane Irma damage. Information and requirements will be addressed during three applicant briefings hosted by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency. It is necessary to participate in an applicant briefing to be considered for this assistance.

Public Assistance Applicant Briefings for Houses of Worship

Monday, January 29, 2018

9:30 a.m. EST - 1 hour

To join by phone: 1-855-282-6330 (Toll Free) Meeting number (access code): 645 303 518#

To join by WebEX

Enter in your internet browser: https://gema.webex.com

When prompted enter meeting number (access code): 645 303 518

When prompted enter meeting password: PDM3Xuxi

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

6:30 p.m. EST - 1 hour

To join by phone: 1-855-282-6330 (Toll Free) Meeting number (access code): 641 899 421#

To join by WebEX

Enter in your internet browser: https://gema.webex.com

When prompted enter meeting number (access code): 641 899 421

When prompted enter meeting password: FyZJSG45

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

1:30 p.m. EST - 1 hour

To join by phone: 1-855-282-6330 (Toll Free) Meeting number (access code): 641 976 412#

To join by WebEX

Enter in your internet browser: https://gema.webex.com

When prompted enter meeting number (access code): 641 976 412

When prompted enter meeting password: b6uUPgSJ

Request for Public Assistance (RPA) Pre-Application

  • Following the applicant briefing, your RPA Form must be completed and submitted in the FEMA Grants Portal to be considered for disaster recovery assistance funding.
  • Beginning Feb. 1, 2018, you can initiate this process by sending an email to the following address: PA-RPA@gema.ga.gov.
    • Provide first and last name, email address, phone number, and organization name
    • Look for an email invitation from PASUPPORT@PAGRANT.FEMA.GOV (check spam folder).
    • Contact GEMA/HS Public Assistance at 404-635-7019 with any questions on RPA submission.
    • The deadline to complete the RPA is March 2, 2018.

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