FEMA approves more than $1 million for 18 grant applicants

FEMA approved $1,167,393 in grants to 18 area applicants. (Carmen Fleischmann)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - FEMA has approved more than $1 million to go to local organizations through the Public Assistance Grant Program. The grant money, totaling $1,167,393, is going to 18 groups to help with reimbursement for eligible costs of debris removal, emergency protective measures, management costs, and permanent repairs for Hurricane Michael.

As of August 1, 2019, the awards are:

• Jackson County – $9,416 to provide a temporary facility for courthouse operations from Oct. 26-Nov. 24, 2018
• Leon County – $7,240 for repairs to shed at Fort Braden Library
• Leon County School Board – $12,163 for repairs to school district office/Administration East
• North Florida Educational Development Corporation – $9,101 for emergency protective measures, tarping of roof-damaged facilities and clearing right of ways
• Northstar Church in Panama City – $38,472 for debris removal
• Panacea Area Water System – $5,037 to repair/replace a fire hydrant, water storage shed and tank and six residential meter boxes
• Parkway Presbyterian Church in Panama City – $150,500 for emergency protective measures
• School of Arts and Sciences in Tallahassee – $533 for management costs
• Tallahassee Community College – $112,009 for emergency protective measures
• Town of Havana – $5,503 for repairs to Gus Bert Field and fencing at Well House and a lift station
• Town of Malone – $25,935 for repairs to town hall, community center, maintenance office and two maintenance storage buildings
• Twin Oaks Juvenile Development in Bristol – $2,400 for repairs to security fence
• Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church in Panama City – $4,400 for debris removal
• Victory of Faith Fellowship in Southport – $1,536 for management costs
• Victory Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Grand Ridge – $74,017 for management costs and repairs to main church building, pastor’s parsonage and storage building, as well as
replacing church contents
• Washington County – $577,620 for emergency protective measures
• Washington County School Board – $21,235 for food spoilage at 22 schools, repairs to the pole barn at Vernon High School and the football referee dressing room at Old Vernon High School
• Zion Hope Baptist Church in Panama City – $110,276 for repairs to the church building and to replace contents and equipment

To date, FEMA says it has obligated a total of more than #237.7 million in federal funding for Public Assistance projects related to Hurricane Michael.

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