As of Aug. 21, 2019, the County has submitted $60.9 million in completed and tentative projects for approval to the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM). The state has validated, or approved, $37.1 million of the $45 million in completed or in-progress projects to be dispersed to Monroe County. The County has received a total of $26.3 million (in the bank). The remaining expenses are still in the first review phase.
Regarding the $6 million basecamp appeal, County Administrator Roman Gastesi is optimistic the appeal will be supported and overturned.
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As of Sept. 4, 2018, Monroe County homeowners, renters and businesses have received more than $514 million in federal funding to help them recover from Hurricane Irma, according to information provided by FEMA.