Knott County Board of Education Approved for More Than $1.6 Million to Reimburse Disaster Response Activities

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January 24, 2023

FRANKFORT, Ky. – FEMA has approved more than $1.6 million in federal funding to reimburse the Knott County Board of Education for its response to the July 26, 2022, Eastern Kentucky floods.

FEMA approved $1,620,104 for emergency cleaning and mold and flood remediation conducted throughout the Knott County School District between Aug. 2 and Aug. 23, 2022. During this time, the board utilized contractors to perform those services at Knott County Central High School, Hindman Elementary and ATC Vocational School.

This project was funded at a 100% federal cost share, meaning FEMA reimburses 100% of eligible costs.

FEMA obligates funding for these projects directly to the Commonwealth. It is the Commonwealth’s responsibility to ensure that the eligible sub-recipients receive these awards. Following the Commonwealth's review process and upon receipt of appropriate documentation, they will reimburse the sub-recipients.

FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides grants to state, tribal, and local governments, and certain types of private nonprofit organizations, including eligible houses of worship.

For more information on Kentucky’s recovery from the floods, visit Follow FEMA on Twitter at FEMA Region 4(@femaregion4)/Twitter and at

Last updated January 24, 2023