New Funding Announced for Hurricane Michael Recovery Aid
The Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, recently announced that there is new federal funding available to help address the long-term recovery needs communities that were affected by Hurricane Michael continue to face. According to ABC News, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will implement a plan to access more than $735 million of the funds available through a U.S. government disaster recovery program’s block grant. If your home and/or other property were damaged in Hurricane Michael, you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced Panama City insurance claim attorney on your side.
Becoming More Resilient
DeSantis shares that access to the long-sought funding would benefit those communities hit hardest by Hurricane Michael. Further, the governor relays that the funds will not only allow Florida residents who were impacted to repair their homes and property but will also help stricken areas rebuild into stronger and more resilient communities.
The State’s Action Plan
The Department of Economic Opportunity will spearhead the actions of the state to create a State Action Plan with cooperation from state and community partners as well as Floridians. From here, the following steps will be taken:
- HUD will review and approve the State Action Plan.
- HUD and DEO will sign the grant agreement that releases funding for projects related to Hurricane Michael recovery.
- The funding made available will be used to help address the $25 billion in damages that Hurricane Michael wrought.
Floridians affected by Hurricane Michael have endured a tremendous amount of damage, disruption, and grief, but this funding will help them take some important steps toward healing.
The director of the Department of Economic Opportunity, Ken Lawson, reports that his team is already coordinating efforts to address the economic needs of the Panhandle community. Further, he shares that Hurricane Michael’s devastation left residents of Florida scarred but still hopeful. This new injection of funding should help instill more hope. Lawson’s team can now continue with its forward motion to finalize big-picture plans related to long-term recovery and to bring the efforts of Rebuild Florida to the communities that make up the Panhandle. In the end, these funds not only provide Floridians adversely affected by Hurricane Michael with financial aid to help them address their losses but also with much-needed hope.
Consult with An Experienced Panama City Insurance Claim Lawyer Today
If your home and/or property were damaged by Hurricane Michael, you are no doubt going through a very difficult experience, and you may not see an end in sight. Fortunately, federal funds are becoming available that should help those devastated by the storm begin to heal. The dedicated Panama City insurance claim attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP, are committed to helping you obtain the funds that you are entitled to and that you need to begin your journey toward recovery. Your claim is important, and 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.