Beaufort and Jasper counties are among 18 South Carolina counties now eligible through the Federal Emergency Management Agency for reimbursement of infrastructure costs related to Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Nikki Haley’s office announced Wednesday.
FEMA’s Public Assistance Program will provide partial reimbursement of costs for damages to roads and bridges, water control facilities, buildings and equipment, utilities, and parks and recreational facilities, according to a release. Typically, the federal share is 75 percent, the release said.
FEMA earlier approved Beaufort and Jasper counties as eligible for reimbursement of costs related to debris removal and emergency protective measures. The federal agency also approved the two counties to participate in its Individual Assistance Program, which provides money for temporary rental assistance and essential home repairs for primary homes, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other services to help disaster survivors.
Besides Beaufort and Jasper counties, the following 16 counties are eligible for FEMA reimbursement of infrastructure costs: Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Berkeley, Colleton, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Lee, Marion, Orangeburg, Sumter and Williamsburg.