FEMA EXPANDS ELIGIBILITY FOR INDIVIDUAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO INCLUDE CRISP, GRADY, LEE, MITCHELL, TERRELL, AND WORTH COUNTIES

ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) welcomed last night’s amendment to the major disaster declaration for Georgia that expands coverage for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual Assistance program to also include Crisp, Grady, Lee, Mitchell, Terrell, Thomas, and Worth counties. “I thank FEMA for recognizing the tremendous recovery needs of … Continue reading FEMA EXPANDS ELIGIBILITY FOR INDIVIDUAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO INCLUDE CRISP, GRADY, LEE, MITCHELL, TERRELL, AND WORTH COUNTIES

FEDERAL MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION ISSUED FOR MIDDLE AND SOUTHWEST GEORGIA

ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) welcomed the major disaster declaration issued for counties in Middle and Southwest Georgia struck by Hurricane Michael on October 10, 2018. The declaration opens up potential eligibility for additional federal individual disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “Hurricane Michael caused significant devastation to … Continue reading FEDERAL MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION ISSUED FOR MIDDLE AND SOUTHWEST GEORGIA

CONGRESSMAN BISHOP REQUESTS EXPEDITED EMERGENCY DECLARATION APPROVAL FOR COUNTIES IN GEORGIA

ALBANY, GA – On October 9, 2018, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) signed on to a letter to President Donald Trump requesting expedited emergency resources to aid counties in Georgia due to Hurricane Michael. The hurricane later  struck Middle and Southwest Georgia on October 10 causing considerable damage and destruction. The letter stated: “We … Continue reading CONGRESSMAN BISHOP REQUESTS EXPEDITED EMERGENCY DECLARATION APPROVAL FOR COUNTIES IN GEORGIA

FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION AWARDS ALBANY $4.25 MILLION IN COMPETITIVE TRANSIT FUNDING

ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce that the Federal Transit Administration has awarded the City of Albany $4.25 million in competitive grant funding through the agency’s Bus & Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program. This grant award will fund six new buses and help support the construction of the … Continue reading FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION AWARDS ALBANY $4.25 MILLION IN COMPETITIVE TRANSIT FUNDING

CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF CONTINUING RESOLUTION AND FY19 FUNDING PACKAGE FOR DEPARTMENTS OF DEFENSE, LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the passage of the conference report for the second FY19 “minibus” government funding package and continuing resolution (H.R. 6157). A minibus bill is a package of appropriations measures and provides funding for a number of, but not all, government departments, programs, … Continue reading CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF CONTINUING RESOLUTION AND FY19 FUNDING PACKAGE FOR DEPARTMENTS OF DEFENSE, LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION