Authority: Authority to collect information for your disaster assistance application comes from Alaska Statute 26.23. Eligibility determinations are based on the State of Alaska Administrative Codes 6AAC 94.200 thru 6AAC 94.380 and 6AAC 94.900.
Eligibility to apply: Any resident with primary residence, transportation, and/or personal property damages. Any resident with medical/dental/funeral expenses as a direct result of the declared disaster. Person who is listed as the Applicant in this application will be the one receiving the grant funds.
Information Disclosure: Giving this information is voluntary; however, failure to give us the information may result in a delay or rejection of your request for disaster assistance. If other Government Assistance Programs (I.e. Small Business Administration) are available, applicants may be required to apply for them prior to receiving funds from the State Of Alaska Disaster Grant Programs. Information will be given to agencies from which you are seeking assistance. It may also be shared with insurers of your damaged property and with other disaster assistance providers to ensure you receive all possible benefits and to check for duplication. Federal Declaration: If a Federal Disaster is declared then this State application may be held in abatement and applicants may be requested to file an application with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and SBA.
Non-Discrimination Statement: State law requires disaster assistance be given in a fair and impartial manner, without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, handicap, or economic status. If you feel you have been denied assistance for one of these reasons, or if you have been discriminated against in any way, immediately contact the State of Alaska Division of Homeland Security And Emergency Management.
Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Mr. Michael "Mike" Sutton was appointed as acting director of the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS&EM) within the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs on December 11, 2017. He was appointed Deputy Director on June 5, 2015.
Mr. Sutton started his career with the State of Alaska in November of 2005. Mike was the Exercise Program manager in the DHS&EM Preparedness Branch where he planned, coordinated, executed and evaluated the largest homeland security exercise in Alaska's history - Alaska Shield 07.
Following a highly successful exercise and after more than 28 years of public service, Mr. Sutton ventured into the private sector and started his own business. As president of Alaska's leading veteran-owned emergency management consulting firm, he won contracts for developing an Emergency Operations Plan for the National Science Foundation's Antarctic outpost at McMurdo Station, writing the Alaska Catastrophic Response Plan for FEMA Region X, creating the first Regional Tribal Response Plan for FEMA, and updating emergency operations plans for dozens of Alaska's borough's and communities.
Mr. Sutton retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2005 after 25 years of service with over 2,400 hours in the F-4E and RC-135 aircraft.
Mr. Sutton holds a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree from Texas A&M University graduating in 1978, and completed post-graduate work in Leadership, Management, and Cultural Diversity. Mr. Sutton is a Distinguished Graduate of Squadron Officer's School, completed Air Command and Staff College, and is a graduate of Armed Forces Staff College.
Mike is an avid outdoorsman and can be found on most weekends with his wife Alisha on one of Alaska's many hiking trails or on their boat out in Prince William Sound. They have 3 grown children and live in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Army Guard Road,
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