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FEMA Approves More Than $10 Million for St. Johns County Matthew Recovery

ATLANTA – St. Johns County will receive $10,315,123 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency including reimbursement for debris removal and for dredging on Treasure Beach following Hurricane Matthew.

The $10 million awarded represents three grants, at a federal cost-share not less than 75 percent of the total cost of the projects. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.

These grants are funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant program which reimburses communities for actions taken in the immediate response and during recovery from a disaster. Eligible applicants include states, federally recognized tribal governments, U.S. territories, local governments, and certain private non-profit organizations. The grant applications are submitted by the state, which coordinates the process with local governments.

FEMA obligated funding for this project directly to the State of Florida. Following the state's review process and upon receipt of appropriate documentation, the awards will be provided to St. Johns County on a reimbursable basis.

St. Johns County is one of 18 counties designated under the Presidential declaration due to the extent of damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. To date, FEMA has obligated more than $244 million to the state as a result of damage from Hurricane Matthew under the Public Assistance program.

Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at https://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit.

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