AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1 million to the Port Aransas Independent School District for repairs to its athletic fields following Hurricane Harvey.
The school district’s softball field, tennis courts and running track were damaged from the high winds, storm surge and wind-blown debris. Paneling, a dugout roof, turf as well as lighting, fencing and drainage were among the damages found at the three facilities.
The total cost of the repairs was more than $1.1 million and included a $111,508 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 county will be disbursed through the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).
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/.