Tuesday, January 30, 2007

New FEMA Grants in HC

BILOXI, Miss. -- State officials said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved four Hurricane Katrina-related projects in Mississippi totaling more than $29 million.
The largest public assistance grant, totaling $18 million, goes to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency to pay for some of the help Mississippi received from Florida in the immediate aftermath of Katrina.
The $18 million grant, along with $15 million previously awarded, represents funding for the labor, equipment and material expenses for 18 mission assignments handled by Florida.
FEMA said it had provided 100 percent funding for a total of $48 million to MEMA to reimburse states that came to Mississippi's aid.
The agency also approved $5.9 million to the city of Waveland to make permanent repairs to roads damaged as sewer lines are replaced south of the railroad tracks.
Other grants went to Jackson County for a new pre-cast concrete fishing pier to replace the Ocean Springs pier that was destroyed, and for repairs to Saint Stanislaus College Preparatory School's Student Union Building in Bay St. Louis.

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