FEMA Changes Funding Policies to Allow for Dam and Levee Projects

Freese and Nichols is currently following a recent policy change in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs that would make funding available for dam and levee work.

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FEMA Changes Funding Policies to Allow for Dam and Levee Projects

Freese and Nichols is currently following a recent policy change in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs that would make funding available for dam and levee work.

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NRCS Accepting Applications for Dam Rehab Funding

The 2014 Farm Bill has provided the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Watershed Rehabilitation Program with $262 million in funding for dam rehabilitation. Texas has received a portion of these funds for projects related to the rehabilitation of NRCS dams constructed under the Watershed Program and Pilot Watershed Program. Rehabilitation can include:

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CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS in Texas and the United States

According to the United States Drought Monitor map for July 22, 2014, 83 percent of Texas is in some level of drought. Approximately 33 percent of Texas is in “Severe” or worse drought conditions, and 15 percent of Texas is in “Extreme” or “Exceptional Drought.” 

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