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.

The application cycle for the Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization Program closed on April 16, 2021. DEO announced awards for the program on August 4, 2021.


To provide more information about the Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization Program, DEO hosted a webinar on December 3, 2020. The webinar slides, transcript and recording are posted below.

Program Documents

How to Apply

The application cycle for the Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization Program closed on April 16, 2021. DEO is now in the process of reviewing submitted applications.


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.

  • April 16, 2021: Extended deadline to submit applications.

  • August 4, 2021: Awards announced

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