PENSACOLA, Fla. — FEMA has approved a grant of $4,606,280 to reimburse the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) for its management and oversight costs following Hurricane Sally.
Funding from FEMA's Public Assistance program will reimburse FDEM for the estimated costs for the tracking, charging and accounting of 390 emergency and permanent work projects.
This reimbursement brings the total of the division’s FEMA grants for Hurricane Sally to nearly $20.3 million.
FEMA’s Public Assistance program is an essential source of funding for communities recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency. The state of Florida works with FEMA during all phases of the program and reviews projects prior to FEMA’s final approval.
Applicants work directly with FEMA to develop projects and scopes of work. After its final approval of eligible projects FEMA obligates funding to FDEM.
The Public Assistance program provides grants to state, tribal and local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations, including houses of worship, so communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies.