Public assistance applicant briefings set for Minnesota counties, Red Lake tribal nation

Disaster officials in Minnesota will hold applicant briefings to help representatives from state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in Beltrami, Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau counties and the Red Lake Tribal Nation apply for federal disaster assistance in the wake of the flooding that occurred March 16-May 25.

Officials will explain the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance program for debris removal, emergency protective measures and the repair, restoration or replacement of public facilities or infrastructure that were damaged. Under the cost-share program, FEMA Public Assistance funds 75 percent of the cost for eligible work.

Below is a listing of locations, dates and times for the meetings, according to officials from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and FEMA.

Monday June 6, 2011

Norman County
1:30 p.m.
Ada High School Auditorium
604 W Thorpe Ave.
Ada, MN 56510

Tuesday June 7, 2011

Polk County (host), Red Lake County
10 a.m.
University of Minnesota ? Crookston
Kiehle Auditorium
2900 University Ave.
Crookston, MN 56716

Marshall County
2 p.m.
Marshall County Courthouse, basement meeting room
208 E. Colvin Ave.
Warren, MN 56762

Wednesday June 8, 2011

Kittson County
9 a.m.
Kittson County Courthouse meeting room
410 South 5th St.
Hallock, MN 56728

Roseau County
1 p.m.
Roseau County Courthouse
606 5th Ave. SW
Roseau, MN 56751

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Beltrami County
9 a.m.
EOC in the Law Enforcement Center (enter on northwest corner of building)
613 Minnesota Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Red Lake Nation
9 a.m.
Red Lake Reservation
Red Lake, MN 56671