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10/17/2019

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Florida’s First Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator has been Hired and will be Deployed to Northwest Florida

Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has hired Darcy Abbott as the first Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator in Florida's history. The First Lady made the announcement at the Florida Behavioral Health Association's 'Behavioral...

10/11/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces FDEM has Awarded More Than $1 Billion for Hurricane Recovery Since January 8

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has crossed the billion-dollar mark in hurricane recovery funding since January 8. This milestone comes as a direct result of major policy and procedure changes at FDEM to allow funding to be distributed...

10/11/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis and FDEM Award $150.9 Million to Bay County and $20 Million to Mexico Beach for Hurricane Michael Recovery

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has awarded $150.9 million to Bay County and $20 million to Mexico Beach to help the communities recover from the impact of Hurricane Michael. Specifically, these funds will reimburse Mexico Beach for...

10/11/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $28 Million for Northwest Florida

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a $28 million investment for Northwest Florida, one year after Hurricane Michael made landfall as a powerful Category 5 hurricane. Governor DeSantis is awarding nearly $3 million to Panama City through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund and requesting $25...

10/1/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis: State has Approved More Than $173 Million for Citrus Growers Recovering from Hurricane Irma

Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has approved more than $173 million in payments to citrus growers impacted by Hurricane Irma through the Citrus Recovery Block Grant since January 2019. In total, Florida was awarded $340 million by USDA to...

10/1/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida Has Approved More Than $100 Million in Mitigation Grants for Hurricane Irma

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has approved more than $100 million in mitigation grants for local governments impacted by Hurricane Irma through FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). This funding is used to help communities...

9/26/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $1.1 Million to Support Mexico Beach Fire Department and Law Enforcement Operations

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is awarding $1.1 million to Mexico Beach to support fire department and law enforcement operations as the city recovers from Hurricane Michael. This funding is part of the Hurricane Michael State...

9/16/2019

Notice of Public Meeting- Emergency Standby Material and Service Contracts

Notice of Public Meeting Request for Proposal RFP-DEM-18-19-033 Emergency Standby Material and Service Contracts The Division of Emergency Management announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited. At the time of the meeting, Division staff will opening and read aloud the names of...

9/11/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights More Than $11 Million in Donations and Announces 590,000 Bottles of Water to be Sent to the Bahamas

Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted more than $11 million in private donations from corporations and individuals to assist the people of the Bahamas. Additionally, the Governor announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and Florida Power and Light (FPL) are collectively...

9/9/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Key Florida Department and Agency Efforts During Hurricane Dorian

Governor Ron DeSantis applauded the efforts of key Florida departments and agencies for their preparedness of and response to Hurricane Dorian as the storm approached and continued north along the East Coast. "I'd like to thank the hardworking men and women of the State of Florida for their efforts...

9/5/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Updates on Hurricane Dorian; Thanks First Responders and Emergency Management Officials

Today, as Hurricane Dorian traveled north along Florida's East Coast, Governor Ron DeSantis remained in constant communication with emergency management officials and State, national and local weather experts. Governor DeSantis also thanked county, local and emergency management officials for...

9/4/2019

The Florida Division of Emergency Management Announces $25 Million Available through Hurricane Michael State Recovery Grant Program

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced $25 million is now available to communities impacted by Hurricane Michael through the Hurricane Michael State Recovery Grant Program. This grant funding can be used for projects that support hurricane repair and recovery related to...

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