Every year there is an allocation of federal funding that can be applied for and reviewed by FEMA for Severe Repetitive Loss/Repetitive Loss structures to elevate and/or Demolish and Reconstruct.
As a nationally competitive grant, there is always a chance that the application may not be selected for funding. While that is unfortunate, the grant is annual, meaning it can be applied for yearly.
For the 2021 award cycle, the city did not receive funding from FEMA.
The City of St. Augustine had over 60 residents apply for the 2022 FMA program cycle, some of which were rolled over from the 2021 application.
The City has made it through the State level review with the Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM) and has been passed through to the next round of review, which is under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This is a nationally competitive grant program, and as such takes time to review all applications submitted from the United States.
The results of the 2022 application cycle will be determined sometime in late summer 2023, at which point the City will contact the residents who applied with FEMA's results.