AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $1.2 million to the Port Aransas Independent School District to repair Port Aransas High School following Hurricane Harvey.
The school sustained damage to interior rooms and to the exterior of the building from Harvey’s wind-driven rain and storm surge. This grant reimburses the school district for repairs to its classrooms, hallways, cafeteria, gym, locker rooms and library as well as repairs to its concrete stucco ceilings, signage, light fixtures and brick veneer siding.
The total cost of the repairs was more than $1.3 million and included a $131,184 nonfederal cost share.
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 school 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/.