Calhoun County will get $119,235 for permanent generators for fire stations

February 14th, 2022

Calhoun Liberty Journal

TALLAHASSEE – The governor’s office announced nearly $17.5 million in awards through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Hazard Mitigation Grant Match Program on on Tuesday. The program funds the local community’s match portion of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) awards to support recovery efforts in communities impacted by Hurricane Michael.

Calhoun County was awarded $119,235 to provide permanent generators at fire stations and work facilities throughout the community. Other counties in the panhandle received funding to build safe rooms for first responders, put in culverts to stop street flooding, install lift tanks and enhance storm-proofing measures for public buildings.

“Repairing and strengthening infrastructure in the communities impacted by Hurricane Michael will help minimize the impacts of future disasters,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “I am proud to announce these awards to Florida communities who have been impacted by past storms and my administration remains dedicated to disaster prevention and recovery throughout the state to fight against future disasters.”

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