Disaster declaration may offer aid to Maryland nonprofits affected by Sandy
November 27, 2012News
On Nov. 20, Maryland received a disaster declaration for Public Assistance for Hurricane Sandy for the following counties: Allegany, Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties and the Independent City of Baltimore (see attached). Public Assistance is used for “debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain Private Non-Profit (PNP) organizations.” A disaster declaration for Individual Assistance (assistance to individuals, businesses, and households) is still under review. Therefore, at this time, there is no federal assistance (Small Business Administration (SBA) low interest loans) available for private businesses.
As a result of a disaster declaration for Public Assistance, some of the non-profit organizations in the declared counties may also be eligible for public assistance to repair damaged facilities. For more information on filing for aid, contact your county government.