MEMA Awards $5M in Federal Mitigation Grants

As reported in HS, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) awarded more than $5 million in federal grants to local jurisdictions and qualified organizations.  According to the article, the jurisdictions receiving the mitigation grants are those that have been adversely affected by natural disasters recently, or are at risk to being impacted by natural disasters in the future.

“Through this mitigation grant program, MEMA is working with local jurisdictions to acquire and demolish structures that are not safe from natural hazards, turning the land into protected open space,” MEMA said in its announcement, noting that, “Maryland and Prince George’s County will be acquiring and demolishing seven properties in Fort Washington that experienced slope failure in March 2014. MEMA will also be working with Allegany County to acquire a six-property mobile home camp in Frostburg and with Calvert County on a single structure in Broomes Island. Property owners who experienced a loss will be reimbursed using these funds.”

For more information, see the full story from HS Today.