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AI- 7315   4. B. 5.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 05/11/2016  
FEMA Public Assistance Award for Sablatura Park Bridge
Submitted By: Natalie Eckstrom, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Discuss and consider the acceptance of a public assistance subaward #PA-06-TX-4223-PW01413 (Sablatura Park Culvert Bridge) from the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).
BACKGROUND
On May 29, 2015, a disaster was declared in certain Texas counties and assigned DR Number 4223 for damages sustained during the incident period of May 4, 2015 through June 19, 2015. As a result, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorized funds under the Public Assistance Program. FEMA filters the funds through the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM). The Public Assistance Program is a reimbursement program that provides funding to eligible applicants who have suffered damages as a result of a Presidential disaster declaration and whose damages are within a designated area for Public Assistance. Funding under this program is limited to repairing or replacing damaged items/facilities to their pre-disaster condition at the approved cost share. Additional funding may be provided once all other financial offsets have been exhausted (ex: insurance; cash donations; other grant awards).
DISCUSSION
Nueces County submitted several eligible projects to FEMA representatives. One such project was for damages to the Sablatura Park culvert bridge. Water from an extensive area of farmlands flows to this point, which exceeded the capacity of the drainage area and overtopped the bridge. Debris accumulated at the head end of the culverts, limiting flow through the culverts. The prolonged accumulation of water at the low point of the area caused sinking of the concrete headwalls (upstream and downstream). Excessive floodwaters entered the cracks in the headwalls that developed and undermined the culverts and road base.

Subaward #PA-06-TX-4223-PW01413 is in the amount of $60,111.54. The federal cost share amount (75%) is $45,083.66 and the County’s share amount (25%) is $15,027.88.

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