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Florida Coop to Receive $24.1 Million for Hurricane Michael Expenses

West Florida Electric Cooperative Association will receive $24.1 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for reimbursement of Hurricane Michael expenses. FEMA’s Public Assistance Program is an essential source of funding for communities recovering from federally-declared disasters or...

Vermont Electric Cooperative Receives Aid for Storm Damage

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will contribute more than $1.2 million to the Vermont Electric Cooperative to fund system repairs that were necessary as a result of the severe storms in May 2018. Vermont Emergency Management helped Vermont Electric to receive the...

New Hampshire Electric Coop to Receive FEMA Funds

The New Hampshire Electric Coop will receive $2.8 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a result of costs from storms and floods. FEMA’s Public Assistance Program helps reimburse communities for action taken in response and recovery to...

FEMA to Aid System Repairs for Minnkota

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has committed $5.9 million to Minnkota Power Cooperative to help repair damaged equipment due to severe storms, tornadoes, winds and flooding that occurred last summer. FEMA noted the critical role Minnkota plays in providing power to communities and the need to support that...

FEMA Awards $1.28 Million for Hurricane Harvey Repairs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its Public Assistance Program, granted $1.28 million to Texas coop Jackson Electric Cooperative to repair damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

FEMA Approves Grant for Repairs of Utility Infrastructure

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently approved a $1,743,876 grant to Vermont Electric Cooperative for the repair of 54 transformers and 2,887 miles of transmission and distribution electric conductor line poles damaged by severe storm and flooding in October 2017. This grant is funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program which provides grant reimbursement to...

VEC Gets $1,700,000 for Storm Damage Repair

Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc. (VEC) is getting a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help repair 54 transformers and nearly 2,900 miles of transmission and line poles damaged by a severe storm and flooding in October of 2017. The money comes from FEMA’s Public Assistance program that reimburses communities and certain non-profit groups to help...

FEMA Awards $6 Million Grant to Bury Power Lines

FEMA has awarded Kootenai Electric Cooperative a $6 million federal grant to reduce power outages from storms.  The grant will go toward burying 45 miles of transmission and distribution lines.

Alaska Coop to Receive $8 Million from FEMA

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (Village Electric), located in Anchorage, Alaska, will be receiving more than $8 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to repair damages from a devastating 2013 storm.  The storm produced 90 mph winds and significant flooding within Village Electric’s service territory.  The funds will be used to repair damaged lines and other...

Three Iowa Coops May Be Able to Recover Their Costs After All

An ice storm in April 2013 required three Iowa coops and a municipal utility to spend $19 million for repair and recovery work.  The coops requested reimbursement for those expenses from the Federal Emergency Management Agent (FEMA), but their initial request was denied in the Fall of 2013.  However, the initial regional FEMA ruling denying recovery was recently overturned, paving the...

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