Groundbreaking for New Pass Christian Middle School Today Signals Continued Katrina Recovery on the Coast
From: FEMA Filed 10/10/07 GCN
Another obvious sign of the continued Gulf
Coast Recovery is today's groundbreaking at
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $17 million through
its Public Assistance Grant Program (PAGP) to rebuild the school that will house K-8 students. The previous school was destroyed when Hurricane Katrina’s wind, storm surge and torrential rain slammed the Coast on Aug. 29, 2005.
“We are pleased to join our state partner, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) which will administer the funds to the school district to pay for the rebuilding and reconstruction of the middle school” said Sid Melton, director of the FEMA-Mississippi Transitional Recovery Office here.
In communities throughout the state, nearly $2.23 billion has been obligated in the following Public Assistance (PA) categories:
unprecedented disaster, FEMA is paying 100 percent for all eligible
projects under the PA program, providing additional federal disaster
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency administers the funds. To date, MEMA has disbursed more than $1.3 billion to PA applicants for debris removal and rebuilding projects including bridges, public buildings and utilities.
groundbreaking ceremony not only signifies the rebuilding of