FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Federal Grant Helps Massachusetts Weather Storms   [open pdf - 41KB]

This document is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Best Practices Portfolio. The Best Practices Portfolio is a collection of true stories about people and communities who have experienced disasters, and what mitigation they used to survive, rebuild, and prepare for disasters. This Best Practice Story describes that, "Completed in 2007, the Jericho Road Drainage Project in Scituate was funded primarily by a grant awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grants Program (HMGP). The HMGP assists states and local communities in implementing long-term hazard mitigation measures following a major disaster declaration. FEMA provides the grants to eligible states, tribes, or United States territories. The state then provides funding to local governments and eligible private non-profit organizations (sub-grantees) for projects. The work at Jericho Road was a result of the 2001 winter storm season. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts had been awarded $1.5 million for mitigation grants following severe storms in March 2001, and the Jericho Road Drainage Project was a sub-grant. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) co-administered the Commonwealth's grant program along with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation." This and other individual FEMA Best Practices documents are also combined in "Mitigation Best Practices: Public and Private Sector Best Practice Stories for All Activity/Project Types in All States and Territories Relating to All Hazards [August 10, 2011]," which can be accessed at the following link: [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=683132]

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