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FEMA awards more than $1.2 million in public assistance grants

Posted at 10:57 AM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 11:00:04-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla — FEMA has approved $1,259,146 to the State of Florida to assist 14 eligible applicants with reimbursement for Hurricane Michael recovery efforts.

According to FEMA, the following projects have been obligated by FEMA to the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) to help applicants with reimbursement for eligible costs incurred due to Hurricane Michael.

As of May 23, 2019, the awards are:

• Agency for Health Care Administration - $2,100 for management costs
• Bayside Church in Panama City – $272,586 for emergency protective measures
• City of Bonifay – $65,701 for debris removal
• City of Port St. Joe – $71,060 for repairs to Centennial Building and its components, restrooms, cook shed and pavilion and repairs to the Washington Gymnasium, athletic complex and grounds
• Florida A&M University – $65,256 for emergency protective measures
• Florida Department of Environmental Protection – $74,289 for emergency protective measures
• First Church of Nazarene in Panama City – $29,528 for emergency protective measures
• Gulf County – $10,722 for replacement of IT switches in public buildings countywide
• Holy Nativity Episcopal School in Panama City – $593,703 for emergency protective measures
• Panama City Fellowship Church of Praise – $3,750 for debris removal
• St. Luke AME Church in Malone (Jackson County) – $7,044 for emergency protective measures
• Town of Grand Ridge – $9,024 for repairs to town hall/volunteer fire department, community center and wastewater treatment plant building
• Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office – $7,368 for management costs
• Walton County – $47,015 for emergency protective measures

Officials say FEMA has obligated a total of more than $169.3 million in federal funding for Public Assistance projects related to Hurricane Michael in Florida.