According to an announcement earlier this week from state Rep. Cory Atkins, D-Concord, the town has been approved for a $74,899 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the Hazardous Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
This funding, the press release says, is meant to assist in the development of hazard mitigation plans, which is defined as any sustained action to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards and their effects.
The grant will help Concord be more resilient to the effects of natural disasters, Atkins said in the press release.
“Natural disasters can cause devastation to our cities and towns,” said Atkins. “This grant will aid Concord in establishing plans to help the town limit harmful effects.”
The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the Commonwealth’s application for federal assistance for the HMGP. The HMGP is associated with the Federal Disaster Declaration for the June 2011 Severe Storms and Tornadoes. The Commonwealth as a whole has been awarded more than $7.04 million in federal funding to aide communities affected by disaster.