Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: FEMA Funding Will Help Floridians Continue Recovery

Dec 15, 2017
Press Release

MIAMI – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced a federal grant of $12.3 million dollars for the state of Florida.

“I am pleased FEMA recognizes Florida’s need for additional resources. These funds will reimburse the state for technical assistance, mitigation projects, the purchasing of equipment, and staff salaries for projects related to hurricane recovery efforts. Recovery is a difficult process, and the federal government must continue to assist our local communities in a time of need.

“I want to thank FEMA Administrator Long for being receptive to the conversations we’ve had on Capitol Hill and on the ground in Florida with his staff. I look forward to continue working with him and my congressional colleagues to assess the recovery timeline and secure additional support to complete the process.”

Congressman Diaz-Balart joined Florida colleagues in numerous letters to the Administration regarding hurricane relief efforts, including to then-DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke and FEMA Administrator Brock Long.