FEMA Approves $2.2M for Johnston County, GA Wastewater Treatment Plant

March 22, 2018
Johnston County will receive the funding to offset costs for the repair of its WWTP after Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.

Photo: Johnston County.

ATLANTA, GA, MARCH 22, 2018 – Johnston County will receive $2,274,965 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offset costs for the repair of its Wastewater Treatment Plant after Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.

The $2.2 million grant represents a federal share of the total project cost of $3,033,286. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.

This grant is funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant program which reimburses communities for eligible costs to restore essential services after a disaster.

FEMA obligates funding for this project directly to the state. It is the state's responsibility to ensure that the eligible sub-recipient receives this award. Following the state's review process and upon receipt of appropriate documentation, they will provide funds to the sub-recipient on a reimbursable basis.

Johnston County is one of 48 North Carolina counties to be designated for Public Assistance funding under the Presidential Declaration due to damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. To date FEMA has obligated more than $234 million to North Carolina under the Public Assistance program.