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USA: FEMA awards US$1.2 million to Los Angeles unified school district for structural retrofit project

Source(s):  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA press release: R9-10-002

The U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today released $1,176,705 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the Los Angeles Unified School District to perform structural retrofits to classrooms in Manhattan Elementary School.

The funded project consists of anchoring the concrete walls and installing continuity ties and other necessary structural features to prevent or reduce the risk of loss from a seismic event. The proposed actions will bring the classrooms up to current seismic standards.

"Hazard mitigation projects protect communities from disruption and are the foundation of disaster risk reduction efforts," said Nancy Ward, FEMA Region IX Administrator. "This illustrates the importance of local, state and federal government working together for the benefit of citizens."

The HMGP funds provide 75 percent of the project's total costs equaling $1,568,941. The Los Angeles Unified School District will cover the remaining balance.

HMGP funds are available under the Presidential disaster declaration for the major wildfires that occurred in Southern California on October 24, 2007.

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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  • Publication date 25 Jan 2010

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