Crew from HPS clean up damage from Hurricane Irma.

Crew from HPS clean up damage from Hurricane Irma.  

FEMA has approved a grant of $6,377,463 for the State of Florida to help the City of Homestead defray the costs of repairs after Hurricane Irma.

FEMA Public Assistance funds will reimburse the city for emergency repairs to 8,000 electric utility poles and the costs of tracking and accounting for labor, equipment, materials and other costs.

The Public Assistance program provides grants to state, tribal, and local governments, and certain types of private nonprofit organizations, including some houses of worship, so that 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.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.