FEMA announces 13 Maine counties qualify for storm recovery grant

Posted: March 06, 2018 | Energy, Utilities and Technology, Senator Carpenter, Senator Dill

AUGUSTA — Sen. Mike Carpenter, D-Houlton, and Sen. Jim Dill, D-Old Town, are reminding municipalities in Penobscot County that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently opened an application to aid disaster relief caused by the major storm last fall. This opportunity is open to all municipalities in the 13 counties FEMA has approved for federal financial assistance.

If the municipality’s application is accepted, this grant can cover up to 75 percent of repair costs to public infrastructure like roads, bridges or town offices. Damage from the storm last year still remains in the designated counties. This storm recovery grant is a good opportunity for municipalities to pay for the necessary repairs.

Municipalities and other public entities have until November 2, 2018 at 5 p.m. to submit an application.

Those seeking additional information should contact Maine Emergency Management at (207) 624-4400.

Sen. Carpenter represents District 2 in the Maine Senate, which includes Central and Southern Aroostook County and parts of Northern Penobscot County.

Sen. Dill represents District 5, which includes towns in Penobscot County stretching roughly from Millinocket to Veazie.