SFO Jimmy's Patronis' Seal

CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Honors US&R Task Force 3 During “Year of the US&R” Challenge Coin Ceremony in Tampa

“Gov. DeSantis announces over $91 million of Hurricane Michael relief to Panhandle”

By Ramsey Romero, WJHG
February 11, 2022
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JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG) - Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference in Marianna on Friday. The governor announced more than $91 million to multiple communities through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program.

The City of Marianna received $18,387,235; the Town of Alford received $13,879,500; the Town of Grand Ridge received $8,525,501; the City of Graceville received $8,779,200; the Town of Sneads received $5,537,675; the Town of Malone received $3,041,300; the Town of Campbellton received $2,998,625; and the City of Jacob City received $1,412,073.

“Its a little more emotional for me because Northwest Florida is where I was raised, this is the part of the state that I represented in the legislature,” Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis said. “We’re just a small part of a very big state, but it’s nice to be remembered.”

Other communities receiving funds include: City of Blountstown, $9,933,954; City of Wewahitchka, $8,500,00; City of Bristol, $6,869,018; Town of Vernon, $1,674,622; City of Gretna, $750,000; and Town of Wausau, $737,652.
Governor DeSantis said he hopes this money will fund projects to help communities in case of future disasters.