FEMA Obligates $129.5 Million for Public Assistance

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Release date: 
June 19, 2009
Release Number: 
1819-015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- As of Friday, June 19, 2009, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $129.5 million to the state of Arkansas for eligible public assistance projects.  This funding addresses damage, losses and emergency protective costs associated with the late January, 2009 ice storm.

The breakdown, by category, for obligated FEMA funds to applicants in the 30 counties declared eligible for federal funding is:

Category A Debris Removal $     43,890,617
Category B Protective Measures $       8,105,064
Category C Roads and Bridges $          303,097
Category D Water Control Facilities $  -0-
Category E Public Buildings $          300,729
Category F Public Utilities $     76,860,414
Category G Recreational and Other $            79,449
                  Cat. A-G                                           All Categories total                              $  129,539,370

Obligated FEMA funds will cover 75 percent of an eligible project's cost. In Arkansas, the state contributes 12.5 percent with the applicant covering the remaining 12.5 percent.

The majority of the public assistance projects obligated to date are under $1 million. Twenty-three key projects, all in excess of $1 million, account for $85.7 million of the overall monies obligated.  

Applicant FEMA Obligated Funding
Boone County $     1,261,275
Blytheville (City of) $     2,050,289
Clay Co. Electric Coop Corp. (2 projects) $   23,428,996
Craighead Electric Coop (4 projects)  $   26,924,075
Farmer's Electric Coop Corp. $     1,491,403
Fayetteville (City of) $     2,181,813
Fulton County $     1,969,759
Greene County $     2,858,482
Jonesboro (City of) $     1,227,296
Mississippi Co, Electric Coop (2 projects) $     5,824,924
Newton County $     1,068,968
North Arkansas Electric Coop (5 projects) $   11,681,436
Paragould Light & Water Commission $     2,255,874
Sharp County
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