FEMA Awards City of Jacksonville $2.45 Million for Hurricane Dorian Costs

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April 22, 2021

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved a grant of $2,453,528 for the State of Florida to help the City of Jacksonville defray the cost of emergency response associated with Hurricane Dorian in 2019.

FEMA Public Assistance program funds will reimburse the city for labor, equipment, materials and contracts for the Jacksonville Sherriff’s Office. The funds will help pay for barricades, evacuations, security and the staffing of emergency operations centers.

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.

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