ATLANTA – Jupiter Island, Fla., will receive $8,673,613 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offset costs for repairing the beach and replacing sand lost during Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.
The $8.6 million grant represents a federal share of the total project cost of $11,564,818. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.
This grant is 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 from the state, which coordinates the process with local governments.
FEMA obligates funding for this project directly to the state. It is the state's responsibility to ensure that the eligible sub-recipient receives this award. Following the state's review process and upon receipt of appropriate documentation, they will provide funds to the sub-recipient on a reimbursable basis.
The Town of Jupiter Island is located in Martin County, one of 18 Florida counties to receive a Presidential declaration due to the extent of the damages caused by Hurricane Matthew. To date FEMA has obligated more than $210 million to Florida under the Public Assistance program.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.