(TNS) – A likely change in federal reimbursement policy for local governments’ disaster-related costs could impose a new financial burden on county governments.
Currently, school districts and county governments submit their costs associated with hurricanes or other natural disasters separately to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The Manatee County School District — which opened 24 campuses as shelters prior to Hurricane Irma in September — submitted to FEMA documentation for more than $1 million just in labor costs. It has yet to be reimbursed and is still calculating other expenses associated with its feeding and housing more than 25,000 evacuees.
Source: DRJ New feed