FEMA is having meetings to show public entities how to apply for flood grants

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - While homeowners look to recover from flood damage, public entities are also struggling to make repairs.

Across the state FEMA is holding application briefings. This is the first large disaster in Nebraska that will be administered through FEMA's Grant Portal Platform.

The recovery process can be confusing and very complicated. There are lots of paperwork to fill out and rules to follow when it comes to getting approved for federal funds. If you do not fill out the paperwork properly funding can be delayed or even denied.

"Up to 75% of the restorations and repairs can be claimed to FEMA for reimbursement. About 12 - 13% from the state and then 12-13% from the local government itself," said Jon Rosenlund, Director, Emergency Management Hall County/Grand Island.

Lancaster County will have a meeting on Wednesday and O'Neill on Friday.

If you are unable to make an in-person meeting there will be a virtual applicant meeting on Tuesday, April 9th at 10:00 a.m.

To register send an email to nema.publicassistance@nebraska.gov.