The City of Helena has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding through the
Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA), as an Applicant.
Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible
alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive
Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990, FEMA is required to consider alternatives to and to provide a public notice of
any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the
opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority and lowincome populations. This notice may also fulfill requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic
Preservation Act (NHPA).
Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and
local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.