As of Dec. 31, 2018, the County has submitted $44.3 million in projects for FEMA reimbursement. FEMA has obligated (approved) about $9.3 million and made it available to the State for distribution to the County. The State also does a review process before sending the money to the County. The County has received $6.5 million from the State -- of the County's FEMA-obligated funds.
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.