My Safe Florida Home Grant

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Alex Sparks
Alex Sparks
Updated - May 26, 2024

Great news just came in with the relaunch of the My Safe Florida Home program. Governor Ron DeSantis allocated $200 million to help residents fortify their houses against those pesky hurricanes. This program, which previously ran out of funds, is back and better than ever, offering financial aid to strengthen your home to combat hurricanes.

What's the Deal with My Safe Florida Home?

This program throws homeowners a financial lifeline in the form of grants. These grants can be used to upgrade windows, doors, and your roof – all crucial elements for keeping your home safe during a hurricane. Not only that, but you can also snag a free home inspection to pinpoint areas that might need extra attention.

They've Got a Track Record!

The My Safe Florida Home program isn't all talk and no action. Since it kicked off in 2022, the state has conducted a whopping 104,000 home inspections and approved over 38,000 grant applications, according to the Department of Financial Services. That's a lot of hurricane-ready homes.

Don't Miss Out: Application Info

The application portal swings open on July 1st, 2024. Mark your calendars and get ready to pounce! Here's a quick breakdown of the application schedule to help you plan:

  • Low-income homeowners 60 and over: July 1st to July 15th
  • Low-income homeowners (any age): July 16th to July 30th
  • Moderate-income homeowners 60 and over: July 31st to August 14th
  • Moderate-income homeowners (any age): August 15th to August 29th
  • Everyone else: All aboard the hurricane-proofing train! Applications open from August 31st onwards.

Who Qualifies?

The My Safe Florida Home program prioritizes giving low- and moderate-income homeowners a helping hand. Head over to the program website to check out the specifics on income eligibility: My Safe Florida Home Program.

How to Apply?

The program website (My Safe Florida Home Program) is your one-stop shop for all things application-related. Here you'll find eligibility requirements, application details, and everything else you need to know to get started.

Be Hurricane Ready, Not Hurricane Worried

Whether you participate in the My Safe Florida Home program or not, taking steps to prepare your home for hurricane season is a must. Here are some additional resources that might come in handy:

By taking advantage of programs like My Safe Florida Home and implementing additional hurricane preparedness measures, you can significantly boost your home's resilience and keep your loved ones safe during a storm.