DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced a federal grant for the State of North Dakota that will make $2,844,888.75 available for a project to protect a University of Mary dormitory against the threat of a landslide.
The project will help to reinforce and stabilize the slope below the North Dormitory on campus which sits along Apple Creek. In recent years, erosion has led to slope instability that has moved to within 50 feet of the building. North Dormitory houses approximately 225 students.
The grant represents a federal cost-share of the total project cost of $3,793,185. The remainder of the project cost will be paid for by the University.
The funding is provided through the FY17 round of FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant program. The competitive grant program provided $90 million for projects nationwide. It provides funding to assist states, tribal governments, territories and local communities in their efforts to implement a sustained pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation program.
Additional information about FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant program can be found at www.fema.gov/pre-disaster-mitigation-grant-program.