North Port, Florida

Today, FEMA Public Assistance announced that it has approved grants totaling $40.1 million for Hurricane Ian debris removal in Fort Myers Beach and North Port. North Port will receive $33,923,439 of that total. FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides grants to state, tribal and local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations, including houses of worship, so communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies.

“The support from FEMA thus far in the wake of Hurricane Ian has been instrumental in our recovery efforts,” City Manager Jerome Fletcher said. “This reimbursement, combined with the City’s proactive financial planning, takes the burden off our taxpayers and has helped our community rebound from this disaster.”

Applicants work with FEMA to develop projects and scopes of work. FEMA obligates funding for projects to the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) after final approval. Once a project is obligated, FDEM works closely with applicants to complete the grant process and begin making payments. FDEM has procedures in place designed to ensure grant funding is provided to local communities as quickly as possible.

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