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DHS/FEMA approves $1.6M for repairs to Oleai sports complex

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(FEMA) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency is announcing a federal grant for the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands  associated with FEMA-DR-4404-MP (Super Typhoon Yutu).

This award provides $1,678,781.49 in federal funding to the Office of the Governor for repairs to the sports complex which was damaged under FEMA-DR-4404-MP, (Super Typhoon Yutu). This funding is being provided under authority of Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres stated, "This funding from FEMA's Public Assistance Program is crucial to the CNMI's ability to bring our Oleai Sports Complex back to pre-typhoon condition. We have a shared goal of looking out for our athletes and our commitment to ensuring a space for our citizens to engage in sporting activities and athletic events, as we have done so for decades at the local, regional and international level. We are thankful to Region IX Administrator Bob Fenton and his team here in the CNMI for this FEMA assistance. Our partnership will help us build a stronger Marianas.”

These grants are funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance program which provides grant reimbursement to communities for expenses incurred in the immediate response and the recovery from a disaster. Eligible applicants include states, federally-recognized tribal governments, U.S. territories, local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations. The grant applications in the CNMI are submitted by the Commonwealth, which coordinates the process with local governments.

FEMA obligates funding for these projects directly to the Commonwealth and it is the CNMI’s responsibility to ensure the eligible sub-recipients receive this award.

Following its review process and upon receipt of appropriate documentation, the Commonwealth will provide funds to the sub-recipient on a reimbursable basis.

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