Rebuild Florida Hurricane Sally Infrastructure Repair Program

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's (DEO) Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program (IRP) was launched with $67,000,000 to fund infrastructure restoration and improvement projects in communities impacted by Hurricane Sally. The funding is allocated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program to address unmet disaster recovery needs related to damage from Hurricane Sally. The IRP is designed to provide funding for local governments to carry out strategic and high-impact activities to rebuild and harden infrastructure to prevent or reduce losses in future disasters. Eligible counties and municipalities located in the areas that experienced Hurricane Sally storm damage, as shown below, are eligible to apply for funding.

Eligible Areas


HUD, along with the state of Florida, has identified five Most Impacted and Distressed (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

  • Restoration and Repair of infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Sally.
  • Debris removal.
  • Water and sewer facilities repair and hardening.
  • Repair to public facilities such as emergency community shelters.
  • Demolition and/or rehabilitation of publicly or privately owned commercial or industrial buildings.
  • Re-nourishment of dunes and/or dune restoration.
  • Economic revitalization.

Webinar

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

For additional questions, please contact CDBG-DR@DEO.MyFlorida.com.

How to Apply

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

Contact Us

For questions and technical assistance regarding the Hurricane Sally Infrastructure Repair Program, please contact CDBG-DRInfrastructureApp@DEO.MyFlorida.com.

Program Timeline

  • January 18, 2023: Application Window Opened
  • April 4, 2023: Application Window Closes
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