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FEMA grants more than $2.7 million to Victoria County for debris removal

Posted at 12:20 PM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 13:20:24-05

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $2.7 million to Victoria County for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.

An estimated 158,501 cubic yards of construction, demolition and vegetative debris was collected and removed after the storm.

The cost of debris removal exceeded $3 million. FEMA’s grant of more than $2.7 million requires $308,602, or a 10 percent nonfederal contribution, from the applicant.

The grant is provided by FEMA’s Public Assistance program, which reimburses communities, schools and other eligible applicants for actions taken in the immediate response to and during recovery from a disaster.

Eligible applicants include states, federally recognized tribal governments, U.S. territories, local governments and certain private nonprofits. The grant program provides funding directly to the state for disbursement to the applicants.

For additional information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page, its Facebook page, the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website.