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FEMA provides $1.2 Million to Southeastern Electric Cooperative

FEMA has provided more than one-point-two-million dollars in additional Public Assistance funding to a southeastern South Dakota electric cooperative. 

The one-point-two-million dollars was provided to the Southeastern Electric Cooperative to complete repairs to bring the damaged and destroyed parts of the electric distribution system back to their pre-disaster design, function, and capacity.  Southeastern serves the counties of McCook, Hutchinson, Turner, Lincoln, and Union.  

The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued in June of 2019.  FEMA has provided a total of $51.8 million to South Dakota communities for that disaster.

The funding is provided through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant Program. which reimburses state, tribal, local and certain non-profit agencies for a portion of the repair and rebuilding of public infrastructure damaged as a result of a presidentially-declared disaster.

The program provides at least a 75-percent funding share for eligible costs. Remaining costs are the responsibility of the state and local applicants for assistance.

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