The federal funds are part of FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program. Public Assistance is available to state and local governments and can fund the repair, restoration, reconstruction or replacement of a public facility or infrastructure, which is damaged or destroyed by a disaster.
The $1,245,033 of federal funds account for 75% of the overall costs of the debris removal project. The remaining 25% will be provided by state and local government.
Sen. Shelby said, “Last November, twenty-nine of Alabama’s counties experienced serious damage by severe storms and tornadoes. I am pleased that FEMA has awarded these funds to Carbon Hill to aid in their recovery from this disaster.”