CONGRESSMAN NEAL TO ANNOUNCE $2.8 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING FOR MONSON
December 5, 2011
(WASHINGTON) Congressman Richard E. Neal will join town officials in Monson today to announce the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Commonwealth of Massachusetts $2.8 million in federal funding for the Town of Monson's tornado debris removal and disposal costs. The federal funding, approximately $2,887,541, is in the form of a Public Assistance grant, and represent a 75% federal reimbursement to community. On November 7th, Congressman Neal held a regional summit in Springfield with FEMA representatives and local elected officials to give them an update on the post-tornado federal reimbursement process. He continues to visit every community in his congressional district to lend his support to the local recovery effort.