$1.5 million awarded for flood recovery in Southeast Florida

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Florida Construction News staff writer

Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced $1.5 million in grant awards through the Florida Disaster Fund to support the flood recovery efforts being led by non-profit and faith-based organizations in Southeast Florida. The May 1 announcement is in addition to the request and approval of a major disaster declaration that will provide a wide range of federal assistance programs for flood-impacted individuals and public infrastructure.

Award recipients include:

  • Team Rubicon
  • The Salvation Army
  • Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
  • Feeding South Florida
  • The Broward Long Term Recovery Group

“My administration is committed to providing every available resource to expedite Southeast Florida’s recovery from the extensive flooding it experienced,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Today’s awards will support the efforts of non-profit and faith-based organizations already engaged in response and long-term recovery efforts throughout the area.”

In addition, the Governor has activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, making $5 million available for businesses impacted by flooding in Southeast Florida. Businesses in Broward County, including sole proprietors, are eligible to apply.

The Florida Disaster Fund is the state’sofficial private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. To contribute, visit www.floridadisasterfund.org or text DISASTER to 20222. Administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, donations to the Florida Disaster Fund are tax deductible.

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