PENSACOLA, Fla — FEMA has approved $1,039,417 for the state of Florida to reimburse the Baptist Health Care Corporation for the emergency protective measures it utilized in response to Hurricane Sally.
Funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance program will be used to reimburse the Corporation for its efforts to reduce the imminent threat to lives, public health and safety by providing water damage remediation and clean-up of damages at eight of its facilities from Sept. 14 through Sept. 28, 2020.
FEMA’s Public Assistance program is an essential source of funding for communities recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency. The Florida Division of Emergency Management works with FEMA during all phases of the program and reviews projects prior to FEMA final approval.
Applicants work directly with FEMA to develop projects and scopes of work. FEMA obligates funding for projects to FDEM after final approval.
Once a project is obligated, FDEM works closely with applicants to finalize grants and begin making payments. FDEM has procedures in place designed to ensure grant funding is provided to local communities as quickly as possible.
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.