About FEMA


The task of rebuilding after a disaster can take months, even years. Not only services and infrastructure, not only the facilities and operations, but the lives and livelihoods of many thousands of people may be affected. Federal loans and grants can help. Funds are used to rebuild homes, businesses and public facilities, to clear debris and repair roads and bridges, and to restore water, sewer and other essential services.

Federal disaster assistance

A governor can request three types of federal assistance:

Last Modified: Sunday, 01-Apr-2007 15:53:26 EDT