AUSTIN, Texas — FEMA has awarded more than $1.28 million to the Jackson Electric Cooperative for repairs to power distribution systems damaged by Hurricane Harvey’s winds in four Texas counties.
The grant covers repairs to 94 poles, 12 transformers and a variety of other equipment in Brazoria, Calhoun, Jackson and Matagorda counties. Jackson Electric Cooperative is a consumer-owned nonprofit that also serves Lavaca County.
The cost of the repairs exceeded $1.42 million. FEMA’s grant of $1.28 million requires a nonfederal contribution from the applicant totaling 10 percent of the project cost, or $142,286.
The grant is provided by FEMA’s Public Assistance program, which reimburses communities, schools and other eligible applicants for actions taken in the immediate response to and during recovery from a disaster. Eligible applicants include states, federally recognized tribal governments, U.S. territories, local governments and certain private nonprofits. The grant program provides funding directly to the state for disbursement to the applicants.
For additional information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page at www.fema.gov/disaster/4332, Facebook at www.facebook.com/FEMAHarvey, the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at www.twitter.com/FEMARegion6 or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at www.dps.texas.gov/dem/.