AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1 million to Montgomery County Drainage District #6 for repairs to the Spring Creek area following Hurricane Harvey.
Flooding in Montgomery County forced water backward and caused Spring Creek to flood. This caused the walls of the drainage channels into Spring Creek to collapse.
The total cost of the repairs exceeded $1.1 million. FEMA’s grant of more than $1 million required $114,207, or a 10 percent nonfederal contribution, from the applicant.
The grant comes from FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program, which reimburses eligible applicants for actions taken in the immediate response to and during recovery from a disaster. These eligible applicants include states, federally recognized tribal governments, U.S. territories, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations.
FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program provides project funding directly to the state for disbursement to applicants. The grant to the drainage district will be disbursed through the Texas Division of Emergency Management.
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 https://www.dps.texas.gov/dem/.