Local governments and private non-profit agencies that sustained damage from flooding, tornadoes and severe storms in Wisconsin from August 17 to September 14, 2018 are encouraged to attend briefings next week to learn about applying for federal disaster assistance.

Last week, Governor Walker announced that 14 Wisconsin counties were approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance to help with costs associated with debris removal, emergency protective measures and damage to public infrastructure such as roads and bridges. The counties in the declaration are Adams, Crawford, Dane, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Iron, Juneau, La Crosse, Marquette, Monroe, Ozaukee, Richland, Sauk and Vernon.

Teams of specialists from Wisconsin Emergency Management and FEMA will explain how state and local agencies and certain private non-profit groups can apply for the  Public Assistance (PA) program to help recover from flooding. Under the cost-share program, FEMA funds 75 percent of the cost for eligible work; 25 percent is shared equally between state and local applicants. The PA program is not for businesses or homeowners.

The briefings will last approximately 45 minutes. The applicant briefings will be held at the following times and locations:

Monday, October 29, 2018    9:00 am

Crawford County

Crawford County Sheriff’s Department

224 N. Beaumont Rd.

Prairie du Chien, WI


Sauk County

Fusch Community Center

2090 Ridgeview Dr.

Reedsburg, WI


Monday, October 29, 2018   1:00 pm


Ozaukee County

Ozaukee County Justice Center

1201 South Spring Street

Port Washington, WI


Monday, October 29, 2018 2:00 pm


Richland County

Richland County Courthouse

181 W. Seminary Street

Richland Center, WI


Dane County

Middleton Fire Department

7600 University Ave.

Middleton, WI


Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:00 a.m.


La Crosse County

La Crosse County Highway Shop

301 Carlson Road

West Salem, WI


Monroe County

Monroe County Justice Center

112 S. Court Street (Use Oak Street entrance)

Sparta, WI


Fond du Lac County

City/County Public Safety Building

160 South Macy Street

Fond du Lac, WI


Tuesday, October 30, 2018 2:00 pm


Vernon County

Vernon County Courthouse Annex

400 Courthouse Square – 3rd Floor County Board Room

Viroqua, WI


Juneau County

Mauston Public Works Building

1240 North Road

Mauston, WI


Green Lake County

Green Lake County Government Center

571 County Road A

Green Lake, WI


Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:00 am

Marquette County

Marquette County Sheriff’s Office

67 W. Park St

Montello, WI


Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2:00 pm

Adams County

Adams County Community Center

569 N. Cedar Street Rm 103

Adams, WI

For more information, contact Lori Getter at 608-242-3239 orlori.getter@wisconsin.gov

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