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Former county commissioner now working with FEMA grants

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Former Hopkins County Precinct 1 Commissioner Beth Wisenbaker is using her years of experience to facilitate grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the county.

For many years, she worked with grants to fund recovery from disasters in Hopkins County, so earlier this year an invitation was extended for Wisenbaker to come back to the county to apply her experience to coordinate the grant program between the county and the federal agency.

“The county received pretty close to $3.7 million to repair damages, and Precincts 1 and 2 received the most damages, then Precincts 3 then 4,” Wisenbaker said. “I had been the designated person to deal directly with FEMA on the paperwork — I was the single contact.”

Each commissioner, though, was still responsible for their own projects in their precincts.

“Because I have dealt with this stuff over the years, I was here for 20 years and this wasn't my first FEMA grant, it was my fourth,” she said. “I had done mitigation grants, which is funded through FEMA, so I was very familiar with the project.

For the rest of the story, read the May 16 News-Telegram.

 

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