The application deadline for public assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been extended to Sept. 10.
There are a total of 16 counties eligible for public assistance including Herkimer, Oneida and Madison for damaged incurred by the late June and early July flooding this summer.
Potential local government and other municipal applicants should contact their county emergency manager for additional guidance on submitting requests for public assistance. For more information on eligibility and forms, visit www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/recovery.
Private nonprofit agencies providing what are defined as critical services to the community may also request reimbursement costs incurred for emergency work.
Facilities that could be eligible include hospitals and other medical-treatment facilities; fire, police and other emergency services; power, water and sewer utilities and educational institutions.
Private nonprofits should submit completed request for public assistance to the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services via e-mail to John Grubsick at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax to 518-322-4984.
Private nonprofit agencies providing what are defined as essential, governmental-type services to the community may also be eligible for assistance, but must first apply for a loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration, by visiting www.sba.gov/content/disaster-loan-program. If the loan is denied, assistance could be provided to facilities like libraries, zoos, museums and community centers.