SMYRNA, Del. -- Nearly $500,000 in federal Public Assistance funding has been awarded for Hurricane Sandy recovery thus far in Delaware, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
This is the initial allocation of Public Assistance funding for recovery of roads, bridges, utilities and other elements of the infrastructure. Additional funding is forthcoming following state and federal review and approval.
The majority of the funding for Hurricane Sandy recovery in Delaware, $449,980, is awarded for category B Public Assistance, which covers emergency protective measures. The remainder of the funding is for costs associated with debris removal and repair of damaged facilities.
Federal Public Assistance was made available for the counties of Kent, New Castle and Sussex on Nov. 16, 2012 when the President declared a Major Disaster for Delaware due to Hurricane Sandy.
Visit www.FEMA.gov for more information on the Public Assistance program, including a complete listing of Public Assistance categories.
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