Department of Financial Services

                Section 215.5586, F.S., created the Florida Comprehensive Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program within the Department of Financial Services on July 1, 2006. The Department of Financial Services will accept matching grant applications from local governments within the State of Florida for projects that will reduce hurricane damage to single-family, site-built, owner-occupied, residential property with an insured value of $500,000 or less. Grant monies can only be used for the improvements set forth in Section 215.5586(2)(e), F.S. The Department shall rank applications to the extent of estimated available program funds based on criteria relating to administrative capacity, public benefit, and reduction of the state's probable maximum insured loss from hurricanes. 

                Program guidelines can be viewed at http://www.mysafefloridahome.com/ForLocalGov.htm.

                Applications are available from the Department of Financial Services, Division of Administration, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0317, ATTN: Local Governments Hurricane Mitigation Grant Program, (850) 413-2006, Fax: (850) 487-2389, e-mail:  JIM.GODFREY@FLDFS.COM

                Applications will be accepted for consideration from August 11, 2006, through October 31, 2006, 5:00 p.m.

Please Note: Site of benefiting grantees for consideration of these funds must be located entirely within the state.