Funding from the Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Repair Program for Hurricane Michael Recovery
Recently, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that those communities hit hardest by Hurricane Michael may now turn to the Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Repair Program to apply for more than $111 million in new funding. Hurricane Michael caused serious damage across Florida, and many residents continue to reel from the losses they’ve suffered. If Hurricane Michael – or any other storm – damaged your home, business, or other property, turn to an experienced Panama City insurance claim liability attorney for the help you need.
The Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Repair Program
The Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Repair Program is meant to provide local governments with funding to begin strategically rebuilding and strengthening infrastructure systems to help shore them up against further losses in future storms. Hurricane Michael hit the State of Florida in October of 2018, and residents and communities continue to suffer its long-term effects. In total, the government program has $233 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s)Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR).
Executed in Two Cycles
The Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Repair Program will be executed in two competitive cycles and is available to the following:
- Those state agencies and local governments within the Most Impacted and Distressed (MID) areas (at the state and federal level) are eligible to apply, and the deadline to complete the application process is November 30, 2020, at 5 PM (EST).
- School districts, nonprofits, and not-for-profit organizations may also apply, but they must do so in partnership with a local government or state agency.
DEO is the state authority, designated by the governor, that is responsible for administering all of HUD’s state-awarded funds for long-term recovery. The Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Repair Program consists of federal funding for recovery efforts related to devastating natural disasters like Hurricane Michael.
Hurricane Michael was a storm for the ages, and all of the following apply (according to the National Weather Service):
- The storm made landfall in the Florida Panhandle as an unprecedented Category 5 Hurricane.
- The storm remained at hurricane strength as it made its way to southwest Georgia.
- The storm brought storm surges of from 9 to 14 feet, and wave action was even higher.
- Almost 50,000 structures were damaged, and more than 3,000 were destroyed.
- The storm’s winds caused widespread power outages, with some communities experiencing a 100 percent loss of power.
Turn to an Experienced Panama City Insurance Claim Liability Lawyer for the Help You Need
If your home or other property suffered damage in Hurricane Michael, the Panama City insurance claim liability lawyers at Ged Lawyers, LLP, have the experience, skill, and fortitude you seek. Our dedicated legal team is committed to employing its impressive experience in pursuit of the compensation to which you are entitled. We’re on your side, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 850-684-4000 for more information today.