Rebuild Florida Hurricane Sally Hometown Revitalization Program

The Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization Program (HRP) is designed to support the recovery of economic activity in commercial areas of Hurricane Sally-impacted communities, facilitating the return and recovery of businesses, jobs, and provision of goods and services to the area. Local governments within federal and state Most Impacted and Distressed (MID) areas are eligible to apply for funding through the program.

Eligible Areas

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), along with the state of Florida, has identified five MID counties. Local governments within these five MID-designated counties are eligible to apply. Eligible counties include:

  • Escambia County (HUD)
  • Santa Rosa County (HUD)
  • Okaloosa County (State)
  • Walton County (State)
  • Bay County (State)

Hurricane Sally Most Impacted and Distressed Areas. HUD designated MID areas: Escambia County, Santa Rosa County. State designated MID areas: Okaloosa County, Walton County, Bay County

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.

Hometown Revitalization Program Documents


To provide potential applicants with more information about Rebuild Florida programs for Hurricane Sally, FloridaCommerce hosted the Rebuild Florida Hurricane Sally Program Webinar on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. EST. The webinar provided an overview on the programs, the application process, program guidelines, and information about the available programs. The webinar recording and slides are available below.

For additional webinar questions, please contact

How to Apply

Those interested in applying can register for a unique HRP application link. You will be asked preliminary questions in order to register for applying to the program. Once you have successfully registered through the application portal, a unique application link will be sent to the email address provided.

Contact Us

For questions and technical assistance regarding the Hurricane Sally Hometown Revitalization Program, please contact

Program Timeline

  • February 14, 2023: Application Window Opens
  • May 1, 2023: Application Window Closes
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