FEMA Awards $3.89 Million for Hurricane Dorian Expenses

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March 17, 2021

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has awarded grants totaling $3,892,324 for the State of Florida to reimburse applicants for the costs of beach restoration and emergency response following Hurricane Dorian in 2019. ­­­­

The FEMA Public Assistance program grants include:

Flagler County: $2,036,868 for the cost of depositing 49,544 cubic yards of engineered dune sand along 31,325 feet of shoreline on Flagler Beach.

City of Jacksonville: $1,855,456 for Fire and Rescue Department costs of labor, equipment, materials and contracts to manage the emergency operations center, maintain access to public roads by clearing downed trees and debris, respond to fires, provide critical care transport and perform 791 evacuations.

The program provides grants to state, tribal and local governments, and certain types of private nonprofit organizations, including some houses of worship, so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies. The Florida Division of Emergency Management works with FEMA during all phases of the program and conducts final reviews of FEMA-approved projects.

The federal share for Public Assistance projects is not less than 75 percent of the eligible cost. The state determines how the nonfederal share of the cost of a project (up to 25 percent) is split with the subrecipients like local and county governments.


FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.

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