FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Application for the King/Huger Pump Station Project
To: All interested Federal and State Agencies, Local Groups and Individuals
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) have received an application for Federal grant funding from the City of Charleston, SC through the Hazard Mitigation Program (HGMP). Funding for this grant was made available after the (#4492) Presidential declaration following the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, flood plain standards, permit requirements and conditions.
Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, and legal and safety considerations. Under executive order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990 FEMA is required to consider alternatives to, and to provide public notice of, any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains and wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority or low income populations.
Applicant: City of Charleston, SC
Project: King/Huger Pump Station
Project location: Intersection of King and Huger Streets in downtown Charleston
Project Description: To construct and install a pump station at the intersection of King and Huger Streets located in downtown Charleston to mitigate chronic flooding risks. Key benefits of the project include:
- Mitigated flood risks
- Increased accessibility of primary north/south and east/west roadway corridors for emergency vehicles, public transportation, and commuters
- Increased accessibility of a primary evacuation route during severe flood events
- Enhanced protection of property, businesses, schools, churches, and a historic fire station
- Improved quality of life and public safety for residents and vulnerable residents in the project area