The following message was sent by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
Now that damage assessment is well underway, FEMA application processing is expected to speed up. We anticipate that FEMA will begin setting up Kick-Off meetings in the coming days for those organizations who have registered (by completing FEMA’s Request for Public Assistance – RPA – forms).
If your organization intends to seek Public Assistance grants through FEMA, or even if you are not sure about eligibility but wish to explore the possibility of applying, it is essential to register with FEMA immediately if you have not already done so. The original registration deadline (which was December 2nd) has been extended. The new deadline for registering with FEMA is now Monday 31 December 2012.
To access the RPA form and related information, go to: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/recovery/documents/4085-PNP-Checklist.pdf. Email the completed form to John Grubsick at jgrubsick3[at]dhses.ny.gov
Be sure to keep a record of your registration (or the email you submitted) for your files so, if needed, your records can be tracked with the State.