GovGuam Gets Over $300K For Tropical Storm Halong Damage

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GovGuam has received $300k for damages from tropical storm Halong. GovGuam will receive a total of $600K once some pending projects are completed. 

Guam – GovGuam has received federal money for damages from tropical storm Halong.

 

 

 According to a release from the Guam Homeland Security / Office of Civil Defense over $300,000 dollars was awarded to six agencies for damages incurred from tropical storm Halong. The agencies awarded this initial batch of funds are the University of Guam, the Guam Waterworks Authority, the Guam Visitor’s Bureau, the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority, the Port Authority of Guam, and the Guam Power Authority. They were awarded a total of $374,016.95. According to the release Guam will receive over $600 thousand in federal funds once DOE, OHS, DOA, DPW, GEPA, GFD, and DYA complete some pending projects.

 

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Over $300,000 awarded to six agencies for damages incurred from Tropical Storm Halong

 

Following President Obama’s declaration of a major disaster in Guam on September 11, 2014, the Offices of Homeland Security and Civil Defense (OHS/OCD), Public Assistance Disaster Recovery Team, led by Anthony Lukeala, are making progress as six (6) Government of Guam agencies are allotted money from the Presidential Declaration under the Public Assistance program. This Presidential disaster declaration was granted due to damages caused by Tropical Storm Halong on July 28-31, 2014.

 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Public Assistance program, administered by OHS/OCD, helps fund the repair, restoration, reconstruction or replacement of public facilities that were damaged or destroyed by a disaster.

 

All Government of Guam agencies and eligible Private and Non-Profit organizations on Guam that sustained costs or damages from Halongwere able to apply for federal-state financial assistance. Out of seventeen (17) agencies that originally applied for Public Assistance, fifteen (15) were approved and two (2) withdrew their application. Out of the 15 that were approved, 6 of those projects have been completed and are now being awarded money for their applications. The agencies awarded this initial batch of funds are the University of Guam, the Guam Waterworks Authority, the Guam Visitor’s Bureau, the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority, the Port Authority of Guam, and the Guam Power Authority. The total amount allocated for these agencies is $374,016.95.

 

Approved agencies pending completion of projects and allocation of money include: Department of Education, OHS/OCD, Department of Administration, Department of Public Works, Guam Environmental Protection Agency, Mayors’ Council of Guam, Guam Police Department, Guam Fire Department, and Department of Youth Affairs. In total, Guam will receive over $600,000.00 in federal funds from the Public Assistance program.