SMYRNA, Del. -- More than $1.2 million in federal funding has been awarded thus far for Hurricane Sandy recovery in Delaware, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
As DEMA and FEMA continue to partner in Hurricane Sandy recovery, additional funding will be forthcoming following state and federal review and approval.
Recent obligations include projects totaling more than $816,877 in Public Assistance funding, bringing the total amount of FEMA dollars awarded thus far to $1,266,857.
Public Assistance is for infrastructure recovery. Public Assistance covers eligible emergency protective measures and restoration of damaged roads, bridges, utilities and other elements of the infrastructure.
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 FEMA.gov for more information on the Public Assistance program, including a complete list of Public Assistance categories.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. FEMA Region III’s jurisdiction includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Stay informed of FEMA’s activities online: videos and podcasts are available at http://www.fema.gov/medialibrary and www.youtube.com/fema. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/femaregion3.