President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Oglala Sioux, Rosebud Sioux Tribes

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­– FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Oglala Sioux and Rosebud Sioux Tribes to supplement tribal recovery efforts in the areas affected by the severe winter storms and snowstorm from Dec. 12-25, 2022.

Federal funding is available to the tribe and certain private non-profit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities. Federal funding is also available for snow assistance for 48 hours, either during or immediate to the incident period.

The Oglala Sioux and Rosebud Sioux Tribes is eligible for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

Alana B. Kuhn has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made later if requested by the tribal nation and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.