FEMA to further review ND Hazard Mitigation projects

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) this week received notification, after coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), that approximately $18 million in North Dakota hazard mitigation projects were selected for further review under the federal agency’s Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) programs for fiscal year 2018.

Through the nationally competitive programs, communities can receive a 75 percent federal cost share to implement projects that will prevent damages from natural hazards.

More than 75 state, local and tribal governments submitted applications for available FEMA program funding for 2018.

Projects selected from within North Dakota, include:

– Storm shelter installations at the Tobacco Gardens Recreational Area in McKenzie County and in the city of Beulah.

– Funding for 11 local multi-hazard mitigation plans in various locations across the state.

– Permanent flood protection for the City of Fargo’s water treatment and wastewater treatment plants.

– Stabilization of six riverbank locations along the James River in the City of Jamestown.

– Funding for the second phase of the University of Mary’s bank stabilization project in the city of Bismarck.