JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (PRESS RELEASE) - Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Jackson County residents, local governments and private non-profits have received approximately $94.9 million in total federal funds:
• 3,928 homeowners and renters have been approved for nearly $14.7 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
• As of Sept. 17, 14 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $148,000 has been paid in claims.
• Nearly $50.7 million has been approved in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans for 1,151 homeowners and renters and 74 businesses.
• Overall to date, FEMA has provided nearly $29.4 million to the state to help local governments and private non-profits in Jackson County with Hurricane Michael-related expenses.
• 2,042 homeowners have been approved for basic housing repairs.
• 2,430 survivors have not provided FEMA with the necessary information from their insurance settlements to complete their disaster assistance registration.
• 2,328 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance.
• Jackson County was approved for FEMA Direct Temporary Housing Assistance. 39 households are licensed in to temporary housing units, and 40 households have successfully moved on to a permanent housing solution.
• From October 2018 to April 2019, 70 displaced households received hotel stays through the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program.
• From October to November 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed 839 blue roofs in Jackson County for families to live in their homes while making permanent repairs.
• Nearly 7.5 million cubic yards of debris has been removed in Jackson County.
• As part of the overall $29.4 million total provided to help local governments and private non-profits:
o Nearly $142,000 has been provided to four houses of worship and $25.3 million to other nonprofit organizations for their recovery projects.