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FEMA Approves $1.8 Million for Electric Distribution Repairs

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June 28, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA – The Commonwealth of Virginia will receive $1,838,646.90 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in federal funding for distribution repairs as a result of damages from Tropical Storm Michael. Funding is authorized under Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Act

The $1,838,646.90 grant represents a federal cost-share of the total project cost of $2,451,529.20. 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, will be provided to the sub-recipient on a reimbursable basis.

The sub-recipient for funding is the Southside Electric Cooperative. To date, FEMA has obligated more than $5.7 million to the Commonwealth resulting from Tropical Storm Michael under the Public Assistance program.

Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at


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Last Updated: 
June 28, 2019 - 15:36