Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's (DEO) Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program was launched with $85,819,653 to fund infrastructure restoration and improvement projects in communities impacted by Hurricane Irma. The funding is provided by the U.S. 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 Irma. Eligible counties and municipalities located in the areas that experienced Hurricane Irma storm damage, as shown here, are eligible to apply for funding.   

On March 28, 2020, an additional $100 million in funding was made available to local governments through a second application cycle. The second application cycle closed on June 30, 2020. On January 22, 2021, awards from the second application cycle were announced for 24 communities.


Infrastructure Repair Program Documents

Infrastructure Repair Program Application Cycle 2 Webinar

DEO hosted a webinar on the second application cycle of the Infrastructure Repair Program on April 30, 2020. The webinar provided an overview of the program guidelines, the application process and an opportunity for participants to ask questions about the program.

Infrastructure Repair Program Application Cycle 2 Timeline

  • March 28, 2020: Application submission cycle opened.
  • April 30, 2020: DEO hosted a webinar at 2:00 p.m. EST.
  • June 30, 2020: Application submission cycle closed.
  • January 22, 2021: Awards announced.

Eligible Areas

State and Hud-designated Most Impacted and Distressed communities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Awards for the first application cycle of the Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program were announced January 30, 2020

Awards for 21 applicants were announced on January 30, 2020.

Infrastructure Repair Program Application Cycle 1 Timeline

  • July 15, 2019: Request for Applications posted.
  • July 29, 2019: Application submission cycle opens.
  • Aug. 30, 2019: Original deadline for communities to submit applications.
  • Oct. 31, 2019: Extended deadline due to Hurricane Dorian for communities to submit applications.
  • Jan. 20, 2020: Awards announced.

Application Cycle 1 Applicant Questions

Questions received from the public and program responses can be viewed  HERE

Infrastructure Repair Program Cycle 1 Overview Webinar

 Mailing List

  • Sign up for updates about Rebuild Florida assistance for Hurricane Irma-impacted areas here.

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