DENTON, Texas – Nearly $2.7 million was recently awarded to the state of Texas by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the implementation of mitigation measures to several University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Hospital buildings.
The FEMA funding allows for the protection of critical facility infrastructure for John Sealy Hospital Annex Buildings #8 and #91 by elevating all mechanical, electrical and plumbing elements.
To date, FEMA has awarded nearly $3.4 million to Texas for such mitigation measures at four UTMB buildings.
FEMA’s contribution, which is made possible by Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding, represents a 75 percent federal cost share. FEMA awards funding for projects directly to the state of Texas; the state then forwards the grant to the eligible applicant.
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. The grants also 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://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-grant-program.
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