Federal and state officials will begin conducting meetings around the state Tuesday, Jan. 20, to brief state, county and municipal government officials, and officers of certain qualifying nonprofit organizations on how to apply for public assistance funds available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
With the presidential disaster declaration, federal assistance is available to fund 75 percent of approved costs for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and repairing, restoring or replacing damaged public facilities.
The briefing schedule is:
Kennebec County, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, Cushnoc Room, Augusta Civic Center.
Franklin County, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, county Courthouse, 38 Main St., Farmington.
Oxford County, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, forum room, Oxford Hills High School, 250 Main St., South Paris.
York County, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, Emergency Management Agency office, county courthouse, Alfred.
Cumberland County, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, EMA bunker, 22 High St., South Windham.
Androscoggin County, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, fire station basement, 45 Oak St., Lewiston.
Penobscot County, 9 a.m Thursday, Jan. 22, county courthouse, 97 Hammond St., Bangor.
Piscataquis County, 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, county courthouse, 51 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft.
Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties, 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, Wiscasset Town Office, Route 1.
Knox County, 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, county courthouse, 62 Union St., Rockland.
Waldo County, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, sheriff’s office basement, 45A Congress St., Belfast.
Hancock County, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, council chamber, town office, City Plaza, Ellsworth.
Washington County, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, Room 102, science building, University of Maine at Machias.
Aroostook County, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, Houlton Fire Station, 99 Military St.
Somerset County, 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, community center, Westfront Street, Skowhegan.
For more information, call your local county emergency management agency or state EMA at 287-4080.