ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1.4 million for the state of Florida to fund flood control measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage in the West Lakes community of Miami-Dade County.
The project includes installation of a drainage system that will benefit 236 homes and other structures that have repetitively flooded. This drainage system completes the project and augments a previously installed main system.
The $1,462,500 grant is 75 percent of the total cost of the project. The federal portion of the grant comes from FEMA’s Flood Mitigation Assistance program (FMA). The program provides funding for projects and planning that reduce or eliminate long-term risk of flood damage to structures insured under the NFIP. Funding is appropriated by Congress annually.
Learn more about FEMA’s Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant program online at https://www.fema.gov/flood-mitigation-assistance-grant-program.
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