FEMA awards more than $11.6 million for Phase 1 of the City of Pasadena drainage project

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $11.6 million to the City of Pasadena through the Texas Division of Emergency Management to conduct engineering analysis, budgeting estimates and environmental studies as Phase 1 of the city’s drainage project.

FEMA has a long-term commitment to help Texas and its communities recover from Harvey and to become more resilient.

The project is a part of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and requires a 25 percent nonfederal match. The total cost of Phase 1 of the project is more than $15.5 million.

HMGP provides funds to implement hazard mitigation measures following a presidentially declared disaster. Grants are designed to assist local communities, states, federally recognized tribes and territories with implementing mitigation measures during the recovery process. The goal is to reduce overall risk to the population and structures from future hazard events, while also reducing reliance on federal funding in future disasters.

For additional information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page at www.fema.gov/disaster/4332, Facebook at www.facebook.com/FEMAharvey, the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at www.twitter.com/FEMARegion6 or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at https://www.dps.texas.gov/dem/.