October 2, 2018
FEMA Region 1
Contact: Dennis Pinkham
FEMA Approves $3,392,648 to Provincetown, Massachusetts for MacMillan Pier Permanent Repairs and Mitigation
REGION 1 – The Town of Provincetown, Massachusetts will receive $3,392,648 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the repair of damages to MacMillan Pier sustained during the February 8-9, 2013 severe winter storm and flooding, as well as mitigation measures to reduce the long term risk of damages associated with similar natural disasters.
The $3,392,648 grant represents a federal share of the total project cost of $4.5 million. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.
This grant is funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant program which reimburses communities for actions taken in the immediate response and during recovery from a disaster. Eligible applicants include states, federally recognized tribal governments, U.S. territories, local governments, and certain private non-profit organizations. The grant applications are submitted from the state, which coordinates the process with local governments.
FEMA obligates funding for this project directly to the state. It is the state's responsibility to ensure that the eligible sub-recipient receives this award. Following the state's review process and upon receipt of appropriate documentation, they will provide funds to the sub-recipient on a reimbursable basis.
Provincetown is located in Barnstable County, one of the fourteen Massachusetts counties to receive a Presidential declaration due to the extent of the damages caused by the severe winter storm and flooding on February 8, 2013 – February 9, 2013. To date FEMA has obligated more than $58,335,967 to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a result of damages from that declaration, DR-4110-MA, under the Public Assistance program.
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.