The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that $633 million in first-of-its-kind funding would be available to the state of Florida for disaster mitigation projects in areas impacted by presidentially declared disasters in 2016 and 2017. These funds are available through HUD’s newly created Community Development Block Grant - Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) and will be used to fund disaster mitigation programs to better protect Florida from future disasters:
DEO has launched all of the CDBG-Mitigation Programs
1. Critical Facility Hardening Program (CFHP) ($75 Million) launched on April 15 with a submission deadline of June 30, 2020.
Staff requested approval from the Board of County Commissioners at their June 17, 2020 meeting to submit two grant applications for the CFHP. The following application were submitted to the Florida Department Economic Opportunity on June 23, 2020.
Hardening of the Tavernier Fire Station #22
Hardening of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center on Stock Island-
2. General Planning Support (GPS) ($20 Million) launched on May 15, 2020 with a submission deadline of July 30, 2020.
Staff submitted the following project for approval by the Board of County Commissioners at their July 15, 2020 meeting. The application is available for public comment from June 25 to July 20, 2020. Public comment instructions are below. A Public Hearing will be held at the Board of County Commissioner meeting on July 15, 2020 at 1:30 pm to receive comments on the proposed CDBG-MIT Grant application. For additional information click here.
3. General Infrastructure Program ($475 Million) launches on June 15, 2020 with a deadline of September 14 2020. Monroe county will provide additional information soon.
Public comments on the proposed applications will be accepted as required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. To submit public comment, send an email to Wetherington-Helene@
For additional information on the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Rebuild Florida mitigation grant programs go to http://www.floridajobs.org/