Lee County to receive over $1.1B in federal funding for Hurricane Ian recovery

Author: David Dorsey, Gulfshore Business
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Lee County will be receiving more than $1.1 billion from the federal government as a boost to continue recovering from Hurricane Ian.  

The funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, with 70% earmarked for median-income level areas and 30% for other uses, amount to about $1,338 per person in the county, per the 2022 U.S. Census. 

Injecting those funds means following federal guidelines, which led to the creation of Resilient Lee, a task force with 13 elected officials and community leaders, including chairman and Lee County Commissioner Kevin Ruane. 

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