DENVER – FEMA has provided more than $1.2 million in additional Public Assistance funding to South Dakota. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued June 7, 2019. FEMA has provided a total of $51.8 million to South Dakota communities for that disaster.
The $1.2 million was provided to the Southeastern Electric Cooperative to complete repairs to bring the damaged and destroyed parts of the electric distribution system back to their pre-disaster design, function, and capacity.
The funding is provided through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant Program. which reimburses state, tribal, local and certain non-profit agencies for a portion of the repair and rebuilding of public infrastructure damaged as a result of a presidentially-declared disaster.
The program provides at least a 75-percent funding share for eligible costs. Remaining costs are the responsibility of the state and local applicants for assistance.
Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at www.fema.gov/assistance/public.