Home > Disaster Response > FEMA Expands Public Assistance Eligibility

FEMA has just changed a long-standing policy to now include churches among the types of private non-profits that can qualify for federal disaster assistance. This means our congregations can seek FEMA funds for building repairs in federally declared disasters. In the past, churches could not qualify if their “primary” purpose is religious activity, such as worship, religious education, etc. That restriction has been eliminated. These changes are effective for disasters declared on or after August 23, 2017.  […read more]