Mitigation funds cover first phase of project, determine eligibility for future assistance
DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided more than $2 million to the City of Minot for the first phase of a project to protect the Minot water treatment plant. The funding accounts for 75 percent of the total project cost and comes from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
FEMA has awarded $2,081,629 to the city of Minot for Phase I of a project to construct a floodwall to protect the community’s water treatment plant. The funding is the federal share of the $2,775,505 in total costs associated with Phase I activities. These activities include design, engineering, and an environmental assessment that will also provide FEMA with a technical body of information which will be used to determine additional HMGP funding eligibility. If the results of Phase I meet all program requirements, the project will then be eligible for FEMA funding toward construction under Phase II approval.
As a result of the devastating 2011 floods, more than $70 million in HMGP funding has been made available to North Dakota. The program provides grants to states, and tribal and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures that reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster.
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