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2019-03-26 13:20 - News Release

The State of Florida, due to the impact of Hurricane Michael, requested FEMA provide expedited funding to Public Assistance applicants. Grants provided through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program reimburse eligible applicants for expenses caused by a federally declared disaster. Eligible applicants include state, local, and federally recognized tribal governments and any other political subdivision of the state. Certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations also may receive assistance.

2019-03-21 19:07 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The State-FEMA disaster recovery center in Port St. Joe will continue operations one more week before closing. The center has two locations, operating at the Port St. Joe Community Resource Center Monday and Tuesday and at the Port St. Joe Fire Department Wednesday through Saturday.   

2019-03-20 13:31 - News Release

As of March 18, unless otherwise noted Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Bay County residents have received nearly $640.4 million in federal funds:

2019-03-20 13:21 - News Release

As of March 18, unless otherwise noted Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Gulf County residents have received more than $130.3 million in total federal funds:

2019-03-20 13:09 - News Release

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, residents of Jackson County have received nearly $62 million in total federal funds:

2019-03-18 20:12 - News Release

Tallahassee, Fla. – FEMA has approved $2,712,946 to the state of Florida to assist the City of Mexico Beach with reimbursement for the costs of debris removal following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the city for the collection, reduction, disposal and site management of debris within Mexico Beach following the October 2018 storm.

2019-03-18 19:45 - News Release

Tallahassee, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,659,907 to the state of Florida to assist 16 eligible applicants with reimbursement for eligible costs of emergency response and protective measures, as well as temporary facilities, for Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. 

2019-03-18 19:39 - News Release

Tallahassee, Fla. – FEMA has approved $7,495,304 to the state of Florida to assist Panama City with reimbursement for the costs of debris removal following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the city for the collection, reduction, disposal and site management of debris within Panama City following the October 2018 storm.

2019-03-15 19:18 - News Release

Tallahassee, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,659,907 to the state of Florida to assist 16 eligible applicants with reimbursement for eligible costs of emergency response and protective measures, as well as temporary facilities, for Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

2019-03-15 19:13 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The State/FEMA disaster recovery center in Panama City will close at 1 p.m.Saturday, March 16. At 9 a.m. Monday, March 18, a Community Recovery Center will open in the same location, the Bay County Public Library.The purpose of the Community Recovery Center is to encourage and support a localized, community-based approach to disaster recovery. The center will promote the ability of the Bay County community to tailor recovery programs, resources and services to its population’s unmet needs.