Curbelo Announces $1.7 Million FEMA Grant, for Key West Irma Cleanup Effort

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Miami, Florida, August 6, 2018 | Joanna Rodriguez (202-225-2778) | comments

Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement announcing a $1,702,683.72 grant from U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the city of Key West’s Accelerated Debris Removal operations as a result of Hurricane Irma last September.

 “Last September, Hurricane Irma made it’s devastating impact on the Florida Keys, with businesses and homes being destroyed in the process,” Curbelo said. “Although the Keys have come a long way in its recovery efforts, the job is still not complete, which is why I am pleased to see FEMA has provided another grant to Key West to support more of these recovery efforts, and I look forward to future collaboration with FEMA to secure the necessary funding needed to ensure the Keys make a full recovery.

 FEMA obligates funding for these projects directly to the State of Florida.


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