Rebuild Florida General Planning Support Program

Rebuild Florida General Planning Support Program

With $20 million in Community Development Block Grant - Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding, the Rebuild Florida General Planning Support Program is designed to provide funding opportunities to units of general local government (UGLG), educational institutions, state agencies, and non-profits for the purpose of developing and updating state, regional and local plans.

The application period for the Rebuild Florida General Planning Support Program closed on July 31, 2020. On January 8, 2021, awards were announced to 37 counties, municipalities, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations. As of August 2022, these projects are in the Subrecipient Agreement Execution phase. 

GPS Program Status: Subrecipient Agreements


To provide an overview of the program guidelines specific to the application process, FloridaCommerce hosted a webinar on May 21, 2020. The recording, slides and transcript are available below.

Webinar Slides

Webinar Transcript

Technical Assistance

Beginning on May 26, 2020, FloridaCommerce provided an opportunity for applicants to schedule 20-minute, one-on-one phone calls with FloridaCommerce’s mitigation staff. These calls provided applicants an opportunity to ask questions and/or discuss issues specific to their project and the application process.

Sample Completed Materials
English | Spanish | Haitian Creole

How to Apply

The application cycle for the Rebuild Florida General Planning Support Program closed on July 31, 2020. Applicants were encouraged to use the online application. However, a fillable PDF (Spanish | Haitian Creole) application was made available and could be completed and emailed to or mailed to:

Attention: Office of Long-Term Resiliency 
Florida Department of Commerce
Mitigation Team
107 East Madison Street Caldwell Building, MSC 160
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100  

Eligible Areas

Florida communities most impacted and distressed by presidentially declared disasters in 2016 and 2017.


Eligible Plans

A wide variety of plans may be eligible for funding. Examples of eligible plans include, but are not limited to:

  • Regional mitigation plans

  • Modernization and resiliency planning

  • Comprehensive, capital improvement, and community development plans

  • Floodplain and wetland management plans

  • Land use and urban environment plans

  • Historic preservation plans

  • Small area, housing and neighborhood plans

  • Integration of mitigation plans with other planning initiatives

  • An inventory development of properties with known or suspected environmental contamination

Program Timeline

  • May 15, 2020: Application submission cycle opens.
  • May 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM EST: General Planning Support webinar.
  • May 26, 2020: Intensive technical period begins.
  • July 31, 2020, 5:00 p.m. EST: Application submission cycle closed.
  • January 8, 2021: Awards announced.
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