Oklahoma City, OK -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management (ODCEM) announced approval today of a $3.1 million disaster grant to the Cimarron Electric Cooperative.
The grant will pay for transmission line repairs required by the severe winter storm that crippled 45 Oklahoma counties in February 2002 and left thousands without power. Initial estimates of the eligible work were revised making more disaster aid available to the cooperative.
"We are committed to helping communities recover from disaster," said Michael D. Brown, FEMA director and under secretary designee for the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, a part of the Department of Homeland Security. "We treat each applicant fairly and review information thoroughly. This grant funds critical electrical restoration for Oklahoma communities."
FEMA will provide $3.1 million the project's $4.1 million cost. State and local resources make up the balance of repair funds. The ODCEM will administer the grant.