ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has awarded grants totaling $3,781,942 for the State of Florida to reimburse applicants for the costs of emergency response and beach restoration following Hurricane Dorian in 2019.
Florida Department of Financial Services: $2,093,708 for 112 state mutual aid missions including the costs of labor, equipment, materials and contracts to manage search and rescue operations, respond to fires and provide emergency care.
Martin County: $1,688,234 for the cost of installing 54,433 cubic yards of engineered dune beach sand, 31,596 native dune plants and 1,500 linear feet of protective sand fencing at Bathtub Beach Reef Park.
The program provides grants to state, tribal and local governments, and certain types of private nonprofit organizations, including some houses of worship, so 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 subrecipients such as local and county governments.
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.