Hurricane Michael disaster communities awarded $17.5M through Rebuild Florida | WFSU News

2022-09-23 22:55:40 By : Ms. Alice Wu

About a dozen counties recovering from Hurricane Michael are getting an additional $17.5 million to help prepare for future disasters.

The funding comes from the Department of Economic Opportunity’s Rebuild Florida Hazard Mitigation Grant Match Program.

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday the dollars will cover the local cost-share for more than 20 projects eligible for federal hazard mitigation grant funds. The projects range from installing new generators and replacing stormwater infrastructure to hardening public buildings.