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Release date: August 31, 2019
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Release Number: R4 DR-4337-FL NR 351

News Releases ORLANDO, Fla. – The City of Marco Island will receive a nearly
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$2.5 million federal grant to install back-up generators at its
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard
Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) has approved $2,490,000 to
help fund Marco Island’s plan to purchase and install 100-
kilowatt portable generators for 60 sewer pumping stations and
reverse osmosis wells. The project will allow the city to keep its
sewer facilities operational during future power outages and
promote community resilience. 

Funding for this HMGP project is authorized under Section 404


of the Robert T. Sta ord Act, the 1988 law that governs FEMA’s
disaster-related activities.

FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is an important source


of federal disaster assistance. HMGP funds may become
available following the president’s declaration of a major
disaster, and help strengthen communities by improving
buildings, facilities and infrastructure that people use every day.
A 2018 report from the National Institute of Building Sciences
found that one dollar spent on hazard mitigation will save more
than six dollars of recovery and rebuilding costs.
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Generally, HMGP may provide a state, tribe or territory with


additional grants up to 15 percent of the total disaster grants
awarded by FEMA for a federally-declared disaster. States such
as Florida that meet higher mitigation planning criteria may
qualify for a higher percentage.

Florida has a FEMA-approved Enhanced Mitigation Plan, making


the state eligible for HMGP funding not to exceed 20 percent of
the estimated total amount of money spent by FEMA on
disaster grants in the Hurricane Irma disaster. From this
amount, HMGP reimburses the state up to 75 percent of
eligible costs for mitigation projects. The remaining amount
comes from other sources such as state and local assets and a
combination of cash and in-kind sources.

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Last Updated: September 4, 2019 - 09:36

Related Disaster(s): 4337 (/disaster/4337)

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