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DHSEM, FEMA announce more than $2.7 million in grant funding for repairs to Buffalo Creek Trail in Clay County
CHARLESTON, WV –
The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) has been awarded $2,746,743 in grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for repairs to Buffalo Creek Trail in Clay County.
This grant funding, in response to the
June 2016 Presidential Major Disaster Declaration
, is part of the
Public Assistance Grant Program
(PA). The purpose of PA is to support communities’ recovery from major disasters by providing them with grant assistance for debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures, and restoring public infrastructure.
The grant award provides funding to the Clay County Business Development Authority for damages to Buffalo Creek Trail sustained during severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides on June 22 - June 29, 2016.
“The Buffalo Creek Trail is a great recreational destination,” said DHSEM Director Mike Todorovich. “Repairing the trail will boost Clay County’s tourism industry and give visitors the chance to explore where history was made.”
FEMA obligates funding for this project directly to the State.
It is the State's responsibility to ensure that the eligible sub-recipient receive this award.
Following the State's review process and upon receipt of appropriate documentation, they will provide funds to the sub-recipients on a reimbursable basis.
The PA Grant Program is one of the many voluntary grant programs available following a disaster. PA is funded by FEMA and managed in West Virginia by DHSEM.
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For more information, contact the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Public Information Officer Lora D. Lipscomb at: (304) 558-5380 or email:
Lora Lipscomb, WVDHSEM Public Information Officer