ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved a grant of $3,414,109 for the State of Florida to help the Florida Department of Military Affairs (DMA) defray the cost of its emergency response to Hurricane Dorian in 2019.
FEMA Public Assistance program funds will reimburse the Florida DMA for emergency measures taken to protect life and property, including the costs of clearing roadways, food and water distribution, search and rescue, high-water rescues, security and the staffing of an emergency operations center.
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.