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Florida county will get $3.4M to cover overtime costs of President Trump's visits to Mar-a-Lago

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Posted at 12:02 PM, Dec 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-21 14:37:51-05

On the eve of President Trump's return to Palm Beach, Florida Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, announced that FEMA is reimbursing Palm Beach County $3.4 million to cover the cost of his visits.

The money covers overtime costs of protecting the president from his inauguration through Sept. 30. 

Special Section: Donald Trump in Palm Beach

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, West Palm Beach Police Department and Town of Palm Beach will get reimbursements through the Presidential Protection Assistance Grant. 

The award amounts are:

  • $ 3,293,988.00 - Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
  • $ 71,270.12 - Town of Palm Beach
  • $ 63,163.73 - West Palm Beach Police Department

Since being sworn in Jan. 20, President Trump has spent 33 days at Mar-a-Lago. He is expected to return Friday morning for the Christmas holidays.