Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists for the Oglala Sioux Tribe and ordered Federal assistance to supplement the Tribe’s efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms and snowstorm from December 12 to December 25, 2022.
Federal funding is available to the Oglala Sioux Tribe and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storms and snowstorm.
In addition, Federal funding is available to the Oglala Sioux Tribe on a cost-sharing basis for snow assistance for a continuous 48-hour period during or proximate to the incident period.
Lastly, Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Deanne Criswell, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Alana B. Kuhn as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.
Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the tribe and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT THE FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR [email protected].