The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded nearly $4 million to Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital to fund repairs at two of the hospital’s facilities that suffered damages from Hurricane Rita.


Repairs at the hospital’s Orange and Beaumont medical facilities for damages to the buildings’ roofing, exterior canopies, windows, mechanical and electrical systems, and drop ceilings totaled more than $1.9 million for Orange and more than $1.7 million for Beaumont.

Funding for the repairs comes from FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program:

The PA program provides assistance to state, tribal and local governments, and certain types of Private Nonprofit organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the president.

Through the PA Program, FEMA provides supplemental federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain Private Nonprofit (PNP) organizations.

FEMA awards the funding for the project directly to the state of Texas. The state then forwards the grant to the eligible sub-grantee.

For more information on the PA program,