FEMA approves $1.4 Million for 2014 flood recovery in Florida panhandle
ATLANTA, Ga. (WPMI) —
FEMA has approved more than $1.4 million to reimburse Pensacola State College for repairs to buildings on the campus and to replace contents damaged during the Spring 2014 severe storms and flooding.
The $1,410,531 grant amounts to 75 percent of the total cost of the repairs. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.
This grant is funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant program which reimburses communities for costs incurred during recovery from a disaster.
FEMA obligated this funding directly to the Florida Division of Emergency Management. Following the state's review process and upon receipt of appropriate documentation, the award will be provided on a reimbursable basis.
Nine Northwestern Florida counties were designated under the Presidential declaration due to the damage caused by the 2014 severe storms. To date, FEMA has approved more than $136 million for the state under the Public Assistance program as a result of damage from the storms.
Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at https://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit.