The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the following information this week about providing grant money to reimburse Richland County for money spent repairing sewer lines damaged by the October 2015 flood:
“Richland County in South Carolina will receive $1,655,504 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reimburse costs for restoring sewer lines and connecting manholes in the East Public Service District damaged during the 2015 severe storms and flooding disaster.
The $1.6 million grant represents the federal share of the total project cost of $2,207,338. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.
This grant is funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant program which provides funding to local governments so that communities can recover from major disasters or emergencies.
FEMA obligated funding for this project directly to South Carolina. 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 Richland County on a reimbursable basis.
In South Carolina, 35 counties were designated for Public Assistance funding under the Presidential declaration due to damage caused by the 2015 severe storms and flooding. To date, FEMA has obligated more than $96.3 million to South Carolina under the Public Assistance program.”