ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - FEMA announced today that they have approved $4,619,212 for Volusia County to help with Hurricane Irma-related expenses.
They say that the funds will reimburse the county for the cost of collecting and removing 215,983 cubic yards of vegetative debris throughout the county after the September 2017 hurricane.
FEMA's Public Assistance program is a cost-sharing program with FEMA reimbursing no less than 75% of eligible costs. The remaining is to be covered by a nonfederal source. FEMA approved 90% of the total costs of this project. The federal portion is paid directly to the state, which disburses funds to the agencies, local governments, and nonprofit organizations that incurred costs.
The Public Assistance program is available in all 67 Florida counties through the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Irma. More than 1,000 government entities and nonprofits across Florida are seeking PA reimbursement for Hurricane Irma.
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