FEMA Approves $15.8 Million for Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative

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DENVER – FEMA has approved $15.8 million in Public Assistance to assist in recovery from winter storms and flooding that occurred in 2022. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration approved by President Biden on July 13, 2022.

This funding reimburses the Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative $15,888,023 for labor and contracts to repair the cooperative’s power transmission and distribution systems damaged during the storm. This funding covers project and repair costs from April 21, 2022, to June 19, 2022, and represents a 75 percent federal cost-share for the project.

To date, North Dakota has received more than $58 million in assistance for the 2022 disaster.

The FEMA Public Assistance program provides funding to governmental agencies and certain private non-profits for eligible disaster response costs. For more information about the Public Assistance program, visit: https://www.fema.gov/assistance/public/program-overview.

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