Hurricane recovery is a process. Because needs change as progress
is made, the state and federal governments are stepping forward
to help fill gaps in funding. New funding options are outlined
Once distribution begins, some unmet needs previously funded
though the Florida Hurricane Relief Fund will become “met” needs.
The Florida Hurricane Relief Fund will shift the definition of
unmet needs as appropriate, and will help you by stretching dollars
Please contact those listed below for schedules on workshops
and distribution plans.
Accessing Hurricane Housing Recovery Program Funds
Supplemental Hurricane Housing Recovery Program (HHRP) Funds
will be made available in the late summer to local governments
and non-profit organizations with housing experience. The HHRP
funding will be administered by the Florida Housing Finance
Corporation’s State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)
program. Three categories of funding are available:
- For county
- For non-profits whose county does not
apply for funds
local governments partnering with businesses, non-profits,
and faith-based organizations
- Counties and cities will apply
for funds jointly; nonprofits need to work locally with their
counties and cities
may be used for down payments for home purchases and to
assist with land purchases
- Grants will be issued locally;
work with your local government for more details
- For more information, please contact Rob Dearduff of the
Florida Housing Finance Corporation at Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-488-4197
National Emergency Grants
The following change has been made to the National Emergency
- The six-month, $12,000 cap has been changed to
$18,000 with no time cap.
Agencies who have employees working under the previous limitations
should request an extension for each named person and position.
The Regional Workforce Board will determine whether or not to
request the extension from the Agency for Workforce Innovation
(AWI). Extensions beyond $18,000.00 have not been determined.
For more information, please contact Ms. Jackie Phillips of AWI
at (850) 921-3311 or Jackie.Phillips@awi.state.fl.us.