Florida Division of Emergency Management Supports Governor DeSantis' Florida Leads Budget Proposal
Today, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz issued the following statement:
"In Governor DeSantis' budget recommendations, he has once again demonstrated his dedication to Floridians by giving the Florida Division of Emergency Management the resources to help keep them safe from COVID-19 and helping them recover from disasters. For the past 320 plus days, we have been activated at a Level One here at the Florida Emergency Operations Center, responding to the largest pandemic in a century. In this budget recommendation, Governor DeSantis is also continuing to prioritize hurricane recovery and building resilience - two incredibly important issues across our state."
Funding for the Division as outlined in Governor DeSantis’ budget proposal includes:
- Open Federally Declared Disasters – Funding to Communities
- $1.7 billion in federal and state funding is provided so that communities can respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies as well as mitigate against future disasters or emergencies.
- Open Federally Declared Disasters – State Operations
- $206 million in federal and state assistance provides funds to leverage the work associated with the state operations relating to federally declared disasters for the Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation, and Disaster Activity programs.
Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young said, “Governor DeSantis is the real deal. He has led our state’s response to COVID-19 and he’s also helping us recover from Hurricane Michael. Never before has a Governor prioritized Gadsden County like this – thank you Governor DeSantis.”