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FEMA Approves Nearly $2,052 Million for Debris Removal in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Release date: 
October 17, 2019
Release Number: 
NR04 DR 4379 MA

REGION 1 – FEMA obligates funding for this project directly to the Commonwealth.  It is the Commonwealth's responsibility to ensure that the eligible sub-recipient receive this award.  Following the Commonwealth’s review process and upon receipt of appropriate documentation, they will provide funds to the sub-recipient on a reimbursable basis.


The Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts will receive $2,051,591.82 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for debris removal costs incurred as a result of the March 13-14, 2018, Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm.  This funding is a result of a partnership between FEMA and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.


The $2,051,591.82 grant provided from Presidential Declaration FEMA-DR-4379-MA represents the federal share of the total project cost of over $2.7 million. 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.

Last Updated: 
October 17, 2019 - 09:47