Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization program for Hurricane Michael Recovery

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The Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization Program is designed to support the recovery of economic activity in commercial areas of Hurricane Michael-impacted communities, facilitating the return and recovery of businesses, jobs, and provision of goods and services to the area.

Webinar

To provide more information about the Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization Program, DEO will host a webinar at 2:00 p.m. (EST) on December 3, 2020. You can sign up for the webinar here.

Program Documents

How to Apply

Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the online application. However, a PDF version is also available. PDF applications must be completed and emailed to CDBG-DRMichaelHRP@deo.myflorida.com by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on February 16, 2021.

Alternatively, applications may be submitted by mail to:

Attention: Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization Program
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
107 East Madison Street, MSC-400
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Applications submitted by mail must be postmarked on or before February 16, 2021.

Eligibility

Local governments, state agencies, Community Revitalization Agencies, Community Development Districts, and non-profits within the 12 state and HUD designated Most Impacted and Distressed (MID) counties are eligible to submit applications.

Hurricane Michael MID Counties Map

Eligible Activities

  • Public facility improvements, including streetscapes, lighting, sidewalks, and other physical improvements to commercial areas

  • Acquisition, demolition, site preparation, or rehabilitation of commercial structures carried out by a unit of local government

  • Assistance to small businesses for rehabilitation and physical improvements to their places of business

  • Façade improvements to private or public structures in commercial area

 

Program Timeline

  • November 18, 2020: Application submission cycle opens.

  • December 3, 2020: DEO hosts webinar to provide more information about the program.

  • February 16, 2021: Application submission cycle closes at 5:00 p.m. EST.

 Mailing List

  • Sign up for our mailing list for Hurricane Michael updates here.

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