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TEEX Sharing FEMA Grant To Recoup Hurricane Harvey Costs

The Texas A&M engineering extension service (TEEX) is one of two state agencies sharing in nearly $4 million dollars to cover costs following Hurricane Harvey.

FEMA has announced grants to TEEX will be given through the state division of emergency management for expenses related to searches and rescues during the first 30 days after the hurricane a year and a half ago.

News release from FEMA:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $4 million to the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) for help with search and rescue operations following Hurricane Harvey. TEEX used labor, equipment, materials and contracts to direct teams who rescued stranded citizens and searched flooded buildings for survivors.

The FEMA grant covered 100 percent of the projects’ costs because TEEX completed its emergency work within 30 days of the disaster declaration.

The grant comes from FEMA’s 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.

FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program provides project funding directly to the state for disbursement to applicants. The grants to TEEX will be disbursed through the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

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Posted by on Mar 14 2019. Filed under Featured Stories, Local News for Newsletter, News.
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