Deadline extended for public aid requests prompted by Hurricane Irma

Posted at 11:22 AM, Nov 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-13 07:32:42-05

ORLANDO, Fla. (WTXL) - The deadline has been extended for filing requests for assistance to rebuild Florida's public infrastructure damaged during Hurricane Irma.

The deadline is November 21 for applicants to file their Requests Public Assistance (RPAs) with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Florida recommends that applicants submit their RPAs to the state Division of Emergency Management's Public Assistance portal ( no later than Nov. 18, 2017. Meeting that date would ensure the documentation is complete, a news release said, and the state can properly support applicant RPAs.

All 67 counties in Florida are eligible to receive federal funding through FEMA's PA program for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance.

In addition, local, county and state government infrastructure and certain private nonprofit organizations in 55 Florida counties may also be eligible to receive all categories of PA funding. The funding includes the repair and rebuilding of eligible disaster-damaged facilities.

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