FEMA awards $14.8M to Iowa communities, agencies


June 18th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $14.8 million in grants to help Iowa communities and agencies make repairs. A release from U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley’s office says six Public Assistance Grants were awarded. They range in amount from just over $1 million to $4.5 million.

The grants were given to the communities of Des Moines and Lake View, as well as the Corn Belt Power Cooperative, the Nishnabotna Valley Rural Rural Electric Cooperative, the Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative and the Western Iowa Power Cooperative.

Under the terms of the grants, FEMA contributes 75 percent of the repair costs. The rest must come from state or local entities.