State to Hold Briefings for West Virginia Public Disaster Assistance Applicants


Charleston, W.V. – The state has announced a schedule of six briefings for West Virginia applicants for FEMA’s Public Assistance Program following the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides of July 28-29, 2017. After this event, Public Assistance was made available to twelve counties with the presidential major disaster declaration of Aug. 18.


FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides supplemental federal assistance to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and certain private non-profit organizations for the repair and restoration of public infrastructure after a disaster or emergency issued by the President.


The state hosts and leads Applicant Briefings to provide an introduction on how the disaster assistance process works. FEMA staffers will be on hand to help answer questions.  The schedule is on the following page.


Public Assistance program applicants who have questions or are not sure if they are an eligible PA applicant, contact the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management at 304-558-5380.




Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.


FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Follow us on Twitter at and the FEMA Blog at


Contact Information

Butch Antolini,


Office of the Governor
State Capitol, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E
Charleston, WV 25305

Office Phone:
304.558.2000 or 1.888.438.2731

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