Lofgren Announces $2.4 Million in FEMA Grants for Local Flood Repairs

August 22, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) announced nearly $2.4 million in new federal to Santa Clara County and the City of San Jose for repairs to flooding damage caused by storms in 2017.

The grants, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, were awarded after Lofgren, the elected Chair of the 39-member California Democratic Congressional Delegation, led a bipartisan letter from 27 California Members of Congress in support of the State of California’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration due to severe weather at the beginning of 2017. President Trump declared a Major Disaster in California in April 2017.

"I'm glad to see the federal government respond to California’s request for assistance," said Lofgren. "These funds will go a long way towards helping repair the damage caused by severe weather during the winter of 2017."

A $1,114,846.50 FEMA grant to Santa Clara County will reimburse repairs that have been made to broken pavement on Croy Road, caused by embankment erosion. Prior to repair, the damage restricted traffic to one lane with limits on vehicle length, weight, and axle count, and caused Uvas Canyon County Park to be temporarily closed.

An additional $1,273,908.08 was provided to the City of San Jose.

The federal funding is provided under the Public Assistance Program of the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

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