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Technical Assistance for Recovery Agencies

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 below.

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 even further.

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:

  1. For county governments
  2. For non-profits whose county does not apply for funds
  3. For local governments partnering with businesses, non-profits, and faith-based organizations

Additional Details:

  • Counties and cities will apply for funds jointly; nonprofits need to work locally with their counties and cities
  • Funds 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.dearduff@floridahousing.org or 850-488-4197

National Emergency Grants
The following change has been made to the National Emergency Grant:

  • 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.

 



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