ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved a grant of $1,790,724 for the State of Florida to help the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) defray the costs of emergency response associated with Hurricane Dorian in 2019.

FEMA Public Assistance program funds will reimburse the FLHSMV for emergency protective measures that were put in place before, during and after the storm, including law enforcement personnel, emergency equipment and security for safe evacuations.

The program provides grants to state, tribal, and local governments, and certain types of private nonprofit organizations, including some houses of worship, so communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies.

The federal share for Public Assistance projects is not less than 75 percent of the eligible cost. The state determines how the nonfederal share of the cost of a project (up to 25 percent) is split with the subrecipients like local and county governments.

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