FEMA Provides Grant to Build Monolithic Dome School

A third school district has received a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to build a Monolithic Dome school. The Dodge City Daily Globe is reporting that FEMA will provide a $345,000 grant to USD 225 in Fowler, Kansas to cover a portion of the construction costs of a new school facility, which meets standards for near-absolute protection from tornadoes and hurricanes.

Voters in Fowler approved a $1.94 million bond issue in 2008 to fund construction of a multipurpose facility that will house a computer/technology lab, a band/vocal room, a gymnasium, two locker rooms and a commons/concessions area.

Last month, the city of Woodsboro, Texas received a $1.5 million FEMA grant to fund construction of a Monolithic Dome school gymnasium/community center that will double as a county disaster shelter. Woodsboro is located near the Gulf Coast and has sustained damage from Hurricane Ike and other severe storms.

Niangua R-V School District in Missouri completed a Monolithic Dome preschool building in March 2009 that was funded by a $300,000 FEMA grant.