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FEMA approves $1 million for Tallahassee Community College building repairs

Release date: 
January 24, 2020
Release Number: 
R4 DR-4399-FL NR 178

PANAMA CITY, Fla. FEMA has approved more than $1 million for the state of Florida to reimburse Tallahassee Community College for the cost of building repairs.


This grant reimburses the school for repairs to the Florida Public Safety Institute’s roof that was damaged by high winds from Hurricane Michael.


The grant is funded by FEMA’s Public Assistance program, an essential source of funding for communities recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency. The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) works with FEMA during all phases of the PA program and reviews projects prior to FEMA final approval.


Applicants work directly with FEMA to develop projects and scopes of work. FEMA obligates funding for projects after final approval.


Once a project is obligated by FEMA, FDEM works closely with applicants to finalize grants and begin making payments. FDEM has implemented new procedures designed to ensure grant funding is provided to local communities as quickly as possible.


FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides grants to state, tribal and local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations, including houses of worship, so communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies.



FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during, and after disasters. For a list of resources available to individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Michael, visit For more Hurricane Michael recovery information, visit Follow FEMA and the Florida Division of Emergency Management on Twitter at @FEMARegion4 and @FLSERT. You may also visit FEMA and the Division’s Facebook pages at and

Last Updated: 
January 24, 2020 - 14:48