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FEMA awards $1.3 million to Jackson County for Hurricane Michael costs

Posted at 11:28 AM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 11:40:06-04

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — FEMA has awarded Jackson County nearly $1.3 million to reimburse the cost of emergency protective measures following Hurricane Michael.

FEMA announced that it approved $1,280,925 to the state of Florida to assist Jackson County.

The funds will reimburse Jackson County for actions it took to remove immediate threats to public health and safety following the October 2018 storm. The grant is funded under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides grants to state, tribal, and local governments, and certain types of private non-profit organizations, including houses of worship, so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies.