The declaration makes federal funding available via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the storms.

Application procedures for local, tribal and state governments will be explained at a series of federal/state applicant briefings with locations to be announced in the affected area by recovery officials.

Individual homeowners and businesses may not apply directly to the program; however, a community may apply on behalf of homeowners and businesses.