Lt. Governor Kottkamp Delivers $350,000 In Grants to Survivors of Tropical Storm Fay

Jan 26, 2009

Florida Disaster Recover Fund Grants to be used for long-term recovery efforts

Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s Office–January 26, 2009

BAREFOOT BAY – Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp today, while visiting Brevard County survivors of Tropical Storm Fay, announced that the Florida Disaster Recovery Fund will provide a total of $350,000 in grants to long-term recovery organizations in Brevard, St. Lucie, Duval, Seminole and Volusia counties to help storm survivors rebuild from the devastation of Fay.

“The most challenging part of a tropical storm like Fay is often the weeks and months of recovery that follow,” said Lt. Governor Kottkamp. “These grants, made possible by generous businesses and individuals, will help survivors rebuild their communities and businesses.”

The organizations receiving the grants are as follows:

  • Brevard Long Term Recovery Coalition ($100,000)
  • Volusia Interfaith/Inter-Agencies Networking In Disaster ($100,000)
  • St. Lucie INTACT – Inspired Network to Achieve Community Together ($99,984)
  • Northeast Florida Commission on Recovery ($25,000)
  • Seminole Heart ($25,000)

Corporations giving to the Florida Disaster Recovery Fund include: AT&T, PBS&J, Florida Power & Light, Bank of America, BP Foundation, and Mosaic Fertilizer LLC. Fund chairman Sen. Connie Mack and his wife Priscilla have donated $10,000.

The Florida Disaster Recovery Fund, formerly the Florida Hurricane Relief Fund, was initiated during the 2004 hurricane season to assist with the unmet and long-term recovery needs of survivors. The Fund is fueled entirely by private sector donations, with grants made to long-term recovery organizations. The Fund is managed by the nonprofit Volunteer Florida Foundation. For more information, please visit