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FEMA Approves $1.6 Million for Repairs to Roadways in Lynchburg and Halifax

Release date: 
January 24, 2020
Release Number: 
R3-20-NR-003

PHILADELPHIA – The Commonwealth of Virginia will receive $1,165,728.53 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for repairs to Lynchburg/Halifax Roadways damaged as a direct result of Tropical Storm Michael, FEMA-DR-4411-VA.

The $1,165,728.53 grant represents a federal cost-share of the total project cost of $1,554,304.71. 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 Virginia Department of Emergency Management. It is the state's responsibility to ensure that the eligible sub-recipient, Virginia Department of Transportation, 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.

To date, FEMA has obligated more than $22 Million to the Commonwealth as a result of damages from Tropical Storm Michael (FEMA-DR-4411-VA) under the Public Assistance program.

Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at www.FEMA.gov/public-assistance. Additional information on FEMA-DR-4411-VA can be found at https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4411.

FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. FEMA Region III’s jurisdiction includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Learn more about FEMA Region III at www.FEMA.gov/region-iii. Stay informed of FEMA’s activities online: videos and podcasts are available at fema.gov/medialibrary and youtube.com/fema. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/femaregion3.

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Last Updated: 
January 24, 2020 - 12:01