FEMA Awards Fort Bend County $2.8 Million for Ike Debris Removal

2 04 2009

dscn0016The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $2.8 million to cover 100 percent of the cost of supervision for debris removal in Fort Bend County following Hurricane Ike.  Through its Public Assistance program, FEMA is making available $1,700,580 for the cost to monitor the removal of vegetative debris during the initial six weeks following Hurricane Ike and $1,118,877 for the same service in the months of October and November of 2008.   Once FEMA forwards the funds to the state of Texas, further management of the funds, including disbursement to organizations performing the services, is the responsibility of the state.

To view the entire FEMA News Release (March 31, 2009, #1791-459) go to:   http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=47842



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