CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $151,526 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the city of Elbow Lake, Minn., for the construction of a safe room at Tipsinah Mounds Campground.
“The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program enables communities to implement critical mitigation measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of loss of life and property,” said Andrew Velasquez III, regional administrator, FEMA Region V. “Currently Tipsinah Mounds does not have a safe room to protect visitors during adverse weather conditions. Once completed, the safe room will provide protection to those people using the campground when severe weather strikes.”
HMGP provides grants to state and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures. Through HMGP, FEMA will pay 75 percent of the $202,035 project cost. The remaining 25 percent of the funds, $50,509, will be provided by the city of Elbow Lake.
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