MONROE COUNTY INCLUDED IN FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION EXPANSION FOR DEBRIS FUNDING; INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE STILL UNDER REVIEW
On Wednesday evening, the Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Florida (FEMA-4673-DR-FL) was amended to include Monroe County for Category A (debris) funding. The President authorized Federal funds for debris removal and emergency protective measures assistance for roads and bridges, public buildings, and parks and recreational facilities, including direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program at 100 percent of the total eligible costs for 30 days.
According to federal officials, IA is still under review. Monroe County is actively working with state and federal elected officials to expand the declarations to include the Florida Keys for Individual Assistance (IA) to help those with disaster-related needs.
The Monroe County Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD) is working to meet the unmet needs of the community. Human needs assessments are ongoing. Monroe County continues to collect Hurricane Ian-related debris. Additionally, individual assistance is available for Florida Keys residents through SBA loans.
For more information, visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov.
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