FEMA Obligates $2 Million Towards VT Department of Children & Families' Temporary Relocation Costs

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Release date: 
September 23, 2013
Release Number: 
097

WILLISTON, Vt. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has obligated $2 million for temporary relocation costs to re-establish essential community services provided by the Department for Children and Families (DCF) that were displaced from the Waterbury State Office Complex by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. 

The Public Assistance funding represents FEMA’s 90 percent reimbursement of a total eligible cost to the State of $2.3 million to relocate staff and provide call center facilities through completion of the rebuilding process at the Waterbury State Office Complex.

FEMA and the state recently announced that of the estimated $225 million total price tag for the cleanup, renovation and new construction associated with the Waterbury State Office Complex and Vermont State Hospital, more than $66 million in costs will be eligible for FEMA Public Assistance at the 90 percent reimbursement rate.

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Last Updated: 
September 24, 2013 - 10:01
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