DENTON, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding more than $8 million to the state of Texas for improvements to a potable water pump station in Galveston, Texas.
FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will pay 75 percent or $8,112,868 of the more than $10.8 million project.
The water pump station, located on 59th Street in Galveston, will be demolished, replaced, elevated and hardened. The retrofit of this critical facility is designed to withstand a 500-year flood and extreme winds.
The federal share of the funds for the project come from the agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
HMGP 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.
Learn more about FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant program online at http://go.usa.gov/D6D.
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