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Ron DeSantis: DEO Sending Out $148 Million Through Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program

The program, administered by DEO, allows local governments to develop large-scale infrastructure projects to make communities more resilient to future disasters.

Marco Rubio, Bob Menendez Want Biden Administration to Re-designate Haiti for TPS

In their letter, the senators cite the importance of reinstating protection to eligible Haitians in the United States that are unable to return safely to their homeland due to a compounding set of devastation from national disasters, political unrest, and extraordinary conditions facing the island.

Ron DeSantis: FDEM Awards $29 Million for Hurricane Recovery

The awards include funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Grant Program and the Florida Citrus Recovery Block Grant Program.
hurricane michael damage in mexico beach 2 - Photo Courtesy of David Gieseking

Florida’s Senators Unveil Disaster Assistance Simplification Act

Florida’s two senators on Capitol Hill are teaming up to ensure victims of natural disasters aren’t penalized by one branch of the federal government for refusing loans from another part of it. 

Florida Delegation Wants Trump to Approve Ron DeSantis’ Request to Amend Hurricane Dorian Emergency...

At the end of last week, the two chairmen of the Florida delegation--Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan and Democrat U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings--wrote Trump on the matter. They rounded up the other 25 members representing Florida in the House to sign off on the letter.
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Florida Democrats Line Up in Support of Extending TPS for Haitians in the US

Democrats in the Florida congressional delegation are lining up behind a proposal to give Haitians living in the United States an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

FDEM Awarded More than $600 Million for Hurricane Recovery Under Ron DeSantis

Looking back at his first six months in Tallahassee, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced, since he took office, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has awarded more than $600 million as Floridians recover from Hurricanes Michael, Irma, Matthew and Hermine.

Charlie Crist Helps Largo Get $1 Million From FEMA for Hurricane Irma Expenses

“Appropriated by Congress, this funding can be used for debris removal; emergency protective measures; and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged facilities such as roads, buildings, and utilities,” Crist’s office noted.