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United States : FEMA grants $4.2 million to Brazoria County for rescue efforts.

FEMA grants $4.2 million to Brazoria County for rescue efforts

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $4.2 million to Brazoria County for evacuations, security and emergency response following Hurricane Harvey.

County personnel evacuated nearly 1,200 people trapped by Harveys floodwaters, assisted with search and rescue efforts, sheltered residents and pets and worked traffic control.

FEMA funded 100 percent of the projects costs because the emergency work was completed within 30 days of the disaster declaration. The grant comes from FEMAs Public Assistance grant program, which reimburses eligible applicants for actions taken in the immediate response to and during recovery from a disaster. These eligible applicants include states, federally recognized tribal governments, U.S. territories, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations.

FEMAs Public Assistance grant program provides project funding directly to the state for disbursement to applicants. The grant to the county will be disbursed through the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

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Date:May 21, 2019
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