City of Conway has been awarded a grant of $155,000.00

The City of Conway has been awarded a grant of $155,000.00 through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), which provides grants to state and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures following a major disaster declaration.

The primary goal of the HMGP is to ensure that the opportunity to take critical mitigation measures to reduce the risk of loss of life and property from future disasters is not lost during the disaster reconstruction process. The HMGP goes above and beyond simply repairing the damage. The HMGP will help fund a wide range of new projects that reduce hazard vulnerability and the potential for future damage, within the limits of state and federal guidelines.

Unlike FEMA's more well-known disaster assistance programs, which help pay for the permanent repair and restoration of existing facilities, the HMGP goes beyond simply repairing the damage. The HMGP will help fund a wide range of new projects that reduce hazard vulnerability and the potential for future damage, within the limits of state and federal guidelines.

They city specified the funds will be used to conduct a flood drainage study for the City of Conway Downtown area, which is prone to flash flooding, and will result in the development of a mitigation strategy to reduce flooding.

For more information regarding the Hazard Mitigation, please contact Leigh Pool at 501-676-2721.



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