Florida Division of Emergency Management Supports Governor DeSantis’ Bolder, Brighter, Better Future Budget Proposal
Today, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz issued the following statement:
"In Governor DeSantis’ Bolder, Brighter, Better Future budget recommendations, he has once again demonstrated his unwavering dedication to helping Floridians impacted by disasters. Since day one, we’ve received unprecedented support from the Governor to make sure our state is recovering and prepared for future storms. With that support, we’ve been able to take crucial steps to help communities in need. In this budget recommendation, Governor DeSantis is proposing a significant investment into the Division, including planning for a new EOC that will fulfill the needs of our ever-growing state."
Funding for the Division as outlined in Governor DeSantis’ budget proposal includes:
- $1.4 billion – Funding to communities for Open Federally Declared Disasters;
- $195 million – State operations to assist with Federally Declared Disasters related to the public assistance, hazard mitigation and disaster activity programs;
- An additional $25 million for the Hurricane Michael State Recovery Grant Program;
- $1.2 million for a statewide evacuation study to better prepare Floridians for evacuations;
- $750,000 to replenish inventory at the State Logistics Resource Center; and
- Planning funds for a new State Emergency Operations Center.