Pending approval by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the grant would assist in removing debris from two flood-ravaged mobile home parks, to prevent them from becoming blight.
But Mills said FEMA does debris removal on private property only in rare cases.
"Typically, the debris would be spread across a wide area and might shut down the economic force of the city," said Mills. "Here in Evans, we're very happy to see the recovery well under way with businesses open again. Also, the debris would need to present an immediate threat to human life and here you can see at these mobile home parks, the debris is concentrated right in the parks."