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Disaster aide applicant briefing Tuesday
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Shown is the Arkansas River south of Ellinwood after it flooded in May. An applicant briefing for public entities impacted by the flooding is set for Tuesday afternoon at the Barton County Courthouse. - photo by Tribune file photo

An applicant briefing for public assistance for the federal disaster declaration has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main Street, Room 101 in Great Bend. This assistance is available to help pay for restoration of public infrastructure and related damages caused by the heavy rains and severe weather that began on April 28 in area of Kansas, including Barton County, said Amy Miller, Barton County emergency management director.  

The federal funding is now be available to eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of damaged facilities and infrastructure. Possible applicants for public assistance include cities, townships, school districts and certain private nonprofit organizations.  

Public assistance is available to support the recovery from major disasters by providing grant assistance for debris removal, live-saving emergency protective measures, and restoring public infrastructure.

dehAn individual assistance program is not currently available for residents.

Individuals may contact Millerat 620-793-1919 or by email at for more information concerning the meeting.