FEMA Awards $5.3 Million for Hurricane Dorian Recovery in Florida

Release Date Release Number
NR 005
Release Date:
September 21, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has awarded grants totaling $5,302,190 for the State of Florida to reimburse applicants for the costs of recovery from Hurricane Dorian in 2019.

The FEMA Public Assistance grants include:

  • Brevard County: $3,288,570 for beach renourishment, including the installations of 86,479 cubic yards of engineered beach sand and 439,000 native dune plants washed away by the storm.
  • Florida Division of Emergency Management: $2,013,620 for management costs as a result of the storm.

FEMA’s Public Assistance 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 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.

Last updated March 18, 2021