LIBERTY COUNTY, Fla. (PRESS RELEASE) - Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Liberty County residents, local governments and private non-profits have received approximately $6.7 million in total federal funds:
• 397 homeowners and renters have been approved for more than $1.2 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
• Nearly $5.2 million has been approved in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans for 157 homeowners and renters and nine businesses.
• Overall to date, FEMA has provided more than $334,000 to the state to help local governments and private non-profits in Bay County with Hurricane Michael-related expenses.
• 230 homeowners have been approved for basic housing repairs.
• 248 survivors have not provided FEMA with the necessary information from their insurance settlements to complete their disaster assistance registration.
• 169 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance.
• From October to November 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed 56 blue roofs in Liberty County for families to live in their homes while making permanent repairs.
• Nearly 456,000 cubic yards of debris has been removed in Liberty County.
• As part of the overall $334,000 total provided to help local governments and private non-profits:
o Nearly $33,000 has been provided to houses of worship and nearly $15,000 to other nonprofit organizations for their recovery projects.