REGION 1 – More than $1.375 million has been awarded to the Connecticut Department of Transportation for debris removal operations in the wake of the severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds of federally-declared disaster DR-4385-CT. This funding is a result of a partnership between FEMA and the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
The $1,374,464.50 grant represents the federal share of the total project cost of over $1.8 million.
This federal funding to the State of Connecticut for Public Assistance Alternate Procedures (PAAP) Debris Removal operations is a result of Presidential Declaration FEMA-DR-4385-CT (Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-Line Winds). The remainder will come from non-federal sources.
This grant is funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant program which reimburses Fairfield and New Haven counties for actions taken in the immediate response and during recovery from FEMA-DR-4385-CT. 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, they will provide funds to the sub-recipient on a reimbursable basis.