ORLANDO, Fla. – A local government agency will receive $5.8 million in a recent FEMA grant to reimburse Hurricane Irma-related expenses.
Effective disaster response always begins locally; this grant reimburses the Collier County Sheriff’s Office for its Hurricane Irma-related life-saving and public safety actions. Reimbursable expenses include securing critical infrastructure, sand bagging and other measures to ensure public safety.
FEMA funded 100 percent of the grant designated for emergency protective measures. The state and FEMA work together with all Collier County applicants to ensure they gather and submit all documents to move recovery forward.
The grant is part of more than $100 million FEMA has provided in Public Assistance grants to reimburse Hurricane Irma-related expenses in Florida. PA reimburses state and local governments and some nonprofits for disaster-generated debris removal, disaster preparation and response and repairing or replacing eligible infrastructure including roads, bridges, buildings and utilities.
The agency obligates grants directly to the state. It is the state's responsibility to ensure applicants like the Collier County Sheriff’s Office receive reimbursement awards.
The federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Irma made Public Assistance available in all 67 Florida counties. More than 1,000 government entities and nonprofits across Florida are seeking PA help for Hurricane Irma recovery assistance.
For more Hurricane Irma recovery information, visit www.FEMA.gov/IrmaFL.
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FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.