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FEMA Awards Palm Beach County $1.25 Million for Hurricane Irma Costs

Release Date Release Number
527
Release Date:
April 27, 2021

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved a grant of $1,257,342 for the State of Florida to help Palm Beach County defray the cost associated with Hurricane Irma in 2017.

FEMA Public Assistance program funds will reimburse the county for administrative costs of tracking and accounting for labor, equipment, materials and other expenses after the storm.

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.

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Last updated April 27, 2021