The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is reminding communities that the deadline to submit applications to the Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program is 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Monday, September 14, 2020. The Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program is designed to provide funding opportunities for counties, municipalities and state agencies to develop large-scale mitigation activities that allow Florida communities to be more resilient to future disasters.
The funds are allocated to the state through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) newly created Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) program formed in response to the 2016 to 2017 presidentially declared disasters.
According to the guidelines set by the Federal Register, at least 50 percent of CDBG-MIT funds must be spent in HUD-designated Most Impacted and Distressed (MID) areas, with the remaining funds spent in state-designated MID areas. The CDBG-MIT funding is available for use in 51 Florida counties.
In June, DEO hosted a webinar to provide more information about the Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program. To view a recording of the webinar, click here.
A newly updated list of frequently asked questions and answers about the Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program is also now also available on the program’s webpage.
If you have any questions about the program, contact the Rebuild Florida Mitigation team.
About Rebuild Florida
Rebuild Florida is a partnership of DEO and HUD. Rebuild Florida uses federal funding for Florida’s long-term disaster recovery efforts. For more information, visit RebuildFlorida.gov.