Collier County will receive a $10.6 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for reimbursing the cost of debris cleanup, the agency said on Monday.
The second grant received by a Southwest Florida entity in the last two weeks, FEMA said that it funded 90 percent of the first wave of Collier debris removal from September’s Hurricane Irma.
County contractors finished their sweep of curbside debris pickups in December, hauling away an estimated 3.6 million cubic yards of waste. More funds are expected to come to the county, but it could take several months.
According to FEMA, the grant money promised to Collier will be passed through the state first.
On March 21, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received $3.1 million for Irma-related costs. So far, FEMA has paid $39 million in public grants, along with $997 million in individual assistance since the disaster.
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