Unable to to protect your home properly from a hurricane? Check this out!! State & Federal Grants for Hurricane protection

Courtesty of  E- How.com

Yesterday I received a message on our comments sections from a woman visiting our website asking if me if I knew of any grants available to get hurricane protection for her home.
So I didnt know any off hand, so I did some research online and came acrossed E-how.com and what it pulled up for Grants in Florida for Hurricane protection.  I forwarded the information to her. Hopefully she finds a program that can help her.
However, I thought perhaps I should share this information with the community. I know a lot of us in S.W Florida can’t afford to make those necessary upgrades to our homes. So if this pertains to you, the reader,  have shown a interest in making upgrades or are looking for assistance, can find a program that suits your needs as well.



My Safe Florida Home Program

  • The Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program, more commonly known as the My Safe Florida Home Program, was created by Florida Legislature in 2006. It covers a free inspection and a matching grant of up to $5,000 for costs associated with seven specific categories of hurricane mitigation improvements. Categories include upgrading door and roof deck strength, installing storm shutters and roof water barriers, and reinforcing the structure. The program is only available for site-built homes, not for mobile or manufactured homes. Due to budget limitations, the program administered by the Florida Department of Financial Services concluded June 30, 2009; however, the program is planned to reopen sometime in 2010.

    My Safe Florida Home Program
    Florida Department of Financial Services
    200 E. Gaines St.
    Tallahassee, FL 32399
    1-866-513-6734 (toll-free)




Florida Disaster Recovery Fund


  • The Florida Disaster Recovery Fund is sponsored entirely by private-sector donations. It began in 2004 as the Florida Hurricane Relief Fund, following a five-storm hit taken by the state. The fund serves as a funding and management source for needs not met by insurance, government funding, and immediate relief organizations such as the American Red Cross.

    Florida Disaster Recovery Fund
    Volunteer Florida Foundation
    839 E. Park Ave., Suite B
    Tallahassee, FL 32301



Residential Construction Mitigation Program


  • Each year, the Residential Construction Mitigation Program receives $7 million from the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Trust Fund to help improve the wind resistance of residences through the Low to Moderate Income Retrofit Project and to fund the Mobile Home Tie-Down Program, administered through Tallahassee Community College. All grants are awarded on a competitive basis to local governments and for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and are istributed as needed in the community. Notice of Funding Availability is advertised in the “Florida Administrative Weekly.” All requests are handled through the myflorida.com Web portal.

    Division of Emergency Management
    Bureau of Recovery and Mitigation
    2555 Shumard Oak Blvd.
    Tallahassee, FL 32399




U.S. Department of Homeland Security—Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency provides emergency assistance and disaster relief to support American citizens and first responders. According to the agency’s website, it uses funding to “help prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.” Assistance for housing and other needs may be applied for online or by telephone.

    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    500 C Street S.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20472
    P.O. Box 10055
    Hyattsville, MD 20782-7055
    1-800-621-3362 (toll-free)

One of the websites E-How  recommends for All Grants and funding  is  Americas Got Funding. Please click link below to check out the website and see what you qualify for !







Thank you for joining me this week and I hope you found this blog post on State and Federal Grants for Hurricane Protection helpful!  Until next week!  – Jessica