Braley Announces $2.8 Million to Help Rebuild Iowa Power Lines, Alleviate Floods Print
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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Monday, 19 December 2011 16:20

Grants will help aid recovery from Iowa disasters

 

Washington, DC – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a round of grants worth $2.8 million to help repair power lines damaged by flooding and prevent future flood threats.

The FEMA grants will help strengthen power lines that sustained damage in 2008 due to a series of severe storms, tornadoes and heavy rains.  Another grant will be used to help prevent the threat from future floods in Manchester.

“This funding will help improve power lines and diminish the threat from future flooding,” Braley said.  “These grants are an insurance policy against future disasters and an investment in future economic growth across Iowa.”

 

A list of grant beneficiaries follows:

 

FEMA Grant Funding Amount 

Recipient and Project Summary 

$1,828,141 

 

Central Iowa Power Cooperative is proposing to strengthen 17.5 miles of overhead electrical distribution lines.  The proposed activity completion timeframe is a total of 36 months.  On May 26, 2008, a federal disaster was declared due to a series of severe storms, tornadoes, and heavy rains. Public Assistance, Individual Assistance and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program were authorized under this declaration. 

$1,058,025 

 

City of Manchester Acquisition
This project will acquire and demolish 10 residential properties and 2 commercial flood prone properties. The proposed activity completion timeframe is a total of 36 months. On March 2, 2010, a federal disaster was declared due to severe winter storms. Public Assistance and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program were authorized under this declaration. 

 

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