Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces $2.6 Million for Disaster and Hazard Mitigation

October 2, 2020
CONTACT: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $2,612,302 in federal funding for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to invest in flood prevention and hazard mitigation efforts along the Eastern Shore.

Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency.      

“Flooding and other natural disasters have a long-lasting impact on Marylanders, their homes and their businesses. These new federal dollars will help our state implement preventative measures that save lives, strengthen our infrastructure, and build resiliency in our local economies,” the lawmakers said. “Team Maryland will continue to work to secure additional resources that better prepare and protect our communities from future emergencies.”   

The funding includes:

  • Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grants:​
    • City of Cambridge Flood Mitigation Strategies: $250,000
    • Dorchester County Flood Mitigation Plan: $30,000
    • City of Annapolis Flood Mitigation Plan: $31,250
  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grants:
    • Wicomico County 2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update: $50,000
    • Cecil County Hazard 2022 Mitigation Plan Update: $40,000
    • Talbot County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update: $50,000
    • Dorchester County 2022 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update: $33,600
    • Wicomico County Cove Road Acquisition Project: $251,758.81
    • Wicomico County (Somerset) Home Elevation Projects: $357,056
    • Dorchester County Twin Point Cove Shoreline Resiliency Plan: $50,000
    • Crisfield Tide Gates, Culvert Modification and Pumping Stations: $1,379,474