March 17, 2009
WATERBURY, VT – Vermont Emergency Management has awarded grants to 9 Vermont towns and 1 school that will allow them to equip emergency shelters with generators.
The award recipients will share a little more than $200,000 from a federal program designed for this specific purpose. The towns and school may use the funds to purchase a generator, wire their shelter for a generator, or both.
Fair Haven was the largest recipient; it will use its $55,000 award to purchase and wire a new generator at its 220 person town shelter at the Fair Haven Elementary School. The Jamaica Village School was the lone educational institution to receive funds, nearly $8,000.
Funds were granted based on a number of criteria, including the applicant’s ability to shelter residents in an adequate facility, whether or not they have response plans, and compliance with federal guidelines. Vermont Emergency Management reviewed all applications and determined which entities would receive the awards.
For additional information, call Vermont Emergency Management at 1-800-347-0488.
Complete List of Recipients and Amount of Award:
Braintree - $14,400
Burke – $13,500
Fair Haven - $55,500
Hardwick - $25,000
Ira - $411.36
Jamaica School - $7,950
Manchester - $12,715
Pownal - $27,600
Thetford - $20,000
Whitingham - $25,994
Source: Vermont Emergency Management
Last Updated at: March 17, 2009 09:16:39