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Posted on: October 21, 2019

[ARCHIVED] FEMA Awards Wellington More Than $1 Million in Grant Funds to Cover Hurricane Irma Clean-up Costs

Large pile of storm debris on the side of the road

Wellington is proud to announce that FEMA will reimburse the Village $1,892,200 for the collection, reduction and disposal of debris throughout the Village between September 18 and October 17, 2017. During that time period, Wellington workers and contractors gathered and hauled away 168,602 cubic yards of vegetative debris for landfill disposal. This included damaged tree limbs and stumps that were determined to pose a threat to public health and safety from roads and public property.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved $4,276,104 for the State of Florida to help communities defray the costs of cleaning up after Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

Wellington is grateful to receive this grant and will continue seeking future funding for Public Assistance to ensure our community can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies.

Funding for this Public Assistance (PA) project is authorized under Sections 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act for Florida to cover Hurricane Irma-related expenses, reimbursing eligible applicants for the cost of debris removal; life-saving emergency protective measures; and the repair, replacement or restoration of disaster-damaged facilities like buildings, roads, and utilities.

FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program is an essential source of funding for communities recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency. The Florida Division of Emergency Management works with FEMA during all phases of the PA program and conducts final reviews of FEMA-approved projects.

 Applicants work directly with FEMA to develop project worksheets and scopes of work. Following approvals by FEMA and FDEM, FEMA obligates funding for the project.

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