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12/27/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Major Accomplishments of 2019

Governor Ron DeSantis reflected on his administration's major accomplishments during his first year in office. The Governor has delivered on the promise that he made to Floridians upon taking office in January, tackling issues that are important to Floridians and the well-being of our state, now...

12/20/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Over $63 Million in Additional Funding for Disaster Recovery Available to Floridians Impacted by Hurricane Michael

Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida has been awarded an additional $63.2 million in federal disaster funding through the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) to restore educational programs in counties affected by Hurricane Michael. The $63.2 million in funding includes $44.2 million under...

12/20/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces More Than $20 Million for Counties Recovering from Hurricane Michael

Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $20 million for Bay, Calhoun, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties through the Hurricane Michael State Recovery Grant Program. The Hurricane Michael State Recovery Grant Program supports Northwest Florida's recovery by addressing...

12/11/2019

Broward and Volusia Now Eligible for Help with Repair, Response Costs

Two more Florida counties affected by Hurricane Dorian are now eligible to apply for federal assistance to help pay for the cost of repairing damaged public infrastructure and responding to the storm. FEMA announced that state and local government agencies, and certain private nonprofits, including...

12/9/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces More Than $15 Million in Community Disaster Loans for Communities Impacted by Hurricane Michael

Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $15 million in low-interest Community Disaster Loans for the City of Mexico Beach, City of Panama City, City of Parker, Bay County School District and the Calhoun-Liberty Hospital Association....

12/9/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Assesses Situation, Deploys State Resources to Naval Air Station Pensacola

Governor Ron DeSantis traveled to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola following this morning's shooting to receive a briefing from leadership at NAS Pensacola, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Escambia County Sheriff's Office....

12/4/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Thanks President Trump and HUD Secretary Carson for Additional $326 Million in Hurricane Recovery Dollars for Areas Impacted by Hurricanes Michael and Irma

Northwest Florida to receive an additional $287 million for a total of $735 million; Irma-impacted areas to receive an additional $38.6 million for a total of $1.36 billion

12/3/2019

2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Ended

On Sunday, December 1, the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially came to a close. During the 2019 Hurricane Season, there were 18 named storms, including six hurricanes, of which three were major, including Hurricane Dorian. “The 2019 Hurricane Season gave Florida a much needed break...

11/18/2019

Florida Division of Emergency Management Supports Governor DeSantis’ Bolder, Brighter, Better Future Budget Proposal

Today, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz issued the following statement: "In Governor DeSantis’ Bolder, Brighter, Better Future budget recommendations, he has once again demonstrated his unwavering dedication to helping Floridians impacted by disasters. Since...

11/12/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $380 Million for Florida’s Timber Industry for Hurricane Michael Recovery

Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $380 million in grant funding for Florida's timber industry following the impact of Hurricane Michael. USDA announced this funding today as part of an $800 million package to agricultural producers in...

11/5/2019

DR-4468-FL Public Notice 001

PUBLIC NOTICE The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by Hurricane Dorian beginning August 28, 2019 until September 09, 2019. This notice applies to the...

10/17/2019

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Florida’s First Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator has been Hired and will be Deployed to Northwest Florida

Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has hired Darcy Abbott as the first Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator in Florida's history. The First Lady made the announcement at the Florida Behavioral Health Association's 'Behavioral...

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