Rebuild Florida Funds Distributed

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) dispersed two funding projects through the Rebuild Florida Programs in January 2021. These programs provide funding to restore and repair communities impacted by the recent hurricanes and to prepare for future natural disasters. The Rebuild Florida General Support Program was launched on May 15, 2020 with the purpose of accessing and developing disaster plans on the state and local level. The Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program was launched to support local governments with funding infrastructure and community projects for those directly impacted by disasters. A second application cycle to receive funding through the Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair program took place in March 2020. 

 

These funds are allocated through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation (CBDG-MIT) in response to the devastating hurricanes in Florida, Matthew and Irma. 

  • On January 8th, Governor DeSantis announced $20 million was awarded to 37 communities through the Rebuild Florida General Support Program.  
  • On January 22nd, Governor DeSantis announced $100 million awarded to 24 communities affected by Hurricane Irma through the Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program. A map of the counties that were eligible for the Rebuild funding for Hurricane Irma can be found here
  • It is estimated that Hurricane Irma cost 50 billion in damages, making it the fifth-costliest hurricane in the US.  
  • It is estimated that Hurricane Matthew cost $1.182 Billion in claims across Florida counties. 

 

FAC’s very own, Institute for County Government (ICG), is a co-applicant of the CDBG awarded to Florida State University under the Rebuild Florida General Planning Support Program.  

 

The links below include the full list of counties, cities, municipalities, and institutions who were awarded funding through the Rebuild Florida programs. 

 

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For additional information, please contact Sara Henley at shenley@fl-counties.com.