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2019-10-03 09:17 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $5,912,323 for the State of Florida to help the City of Coral Springs defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA funds will reimburse the city for the collection, reduction, and disposal of debris throughout the City of Coral Springs between Sept. 18 and Dec. 16, 2017 following the September 2017 storm. During that time period, city workers and contractors gathered and hauled away 240,046 cubic yards of vegetative debris from roads and public property for landfill disposal.

2019-10-01 17:17 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – At the request of Governor Ron DeSantis, President Donald Trump has approved a federal cost-share increase for Hurricane Irma recovery projects funded by FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program from 75 percent to 90 percent.

2019-09-27 17:23 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – Jackson Health System will receive more than $2.4 million in federal grant money to install an emergency generator system and impact resistant windows to strengthen the Jackson Memorial Long-Term Care Center in Miami against future severe wind events.

2019-09-27 17:17 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Town of Palm Beach will receive a nearly $8.5 million federal grant to remove utility poles and bury overhead electrical lines, reducing the effects of future severe wind events.

2019-09-26 19:35 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – More than two years after Hurricane Irma devastated the Sunshine State, federal, state, local and non-profit partners continue to move Florida’s recovery forward. To date, more than$5 billion in federal funds have been provided for recovery efforts.By the numbers:

2019-09-25 16:08 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – More than $100 million in federal mitigation grants have been provided to Florida communities to reduce vulnerability and improve community resilience to natural disasters in the wake of Hurricane Irma.The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Florida Division of Emergency Management has approved $108,000,000 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding as a result of Hurricane Irma in 2017. The key purpose of this grant program is to enact mitigation measures that reduce the risk of loss of life and property from future disasters.

2019-09-25 13:03 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – The City of North Bay Village will receive more than $11 million in federal grant money to remove utility poles and bury overhead electrical lines, reducing the effects of future severe wind events.

2019-09-25 12:55 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,365,392 for the State of Florida to help the City of Deltona defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

2019-09-25 12:47 - News Release

Orlando, Fla. – The City of Orlando will receive a $2,487,442 grant through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to help defray the costs of restoring electrical service in response to Hurricane Irma.On August 23, 2019 the President approved a cost share adjustment authorizing federal funding for Public Assistance at 90 percent of total eligible costs under FEMA-4337-DR-FL declared for Hurricane Irma. The $2.5 million represents an additional 15 percent for the project, previously awarded at 75 percent of eligible costs.

2019-09-25 12:39 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,211,802 for the State of Florida to help Martin County defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.