REGION 1 – The town of Brookfield will receive $1,204,542,56 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the costs incurred for debris removal operations as a result of Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Straight-line Winds event from May 15, 2018.
This funding is a result of a partnership between FEMA and the State of Connecticut Emergency Management Agency.
The $1,204,542,56 grant represents the federal share of the total project cost of $1.6 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.
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.
The town of Brookfield located in Fairfield County received funding due to a Presidential declaration as a result of damages caused by the Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Straight-line Winds declared on August 20, 2018.