The My Safe Florida Home Program was established by the Florida Legislature to help single-family homeowners protect their homes against hurricanes and save money in the process.
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Upon recommendation from your home hurricane inspection, program grant money is available for the following strengthening improvements:
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Frequently Asked Questions
The My Safe Florida Home Program was recently re-established by the Florida Legislature. The program is comprised of two main elements:
Wind Mitigation Home Inspections – Up to 145,000 site-built, single-family residential homes are eligible for free wind mitigation inspections by the state. Inspections will identify potential improvements to mitigate homes against future wind damage.
Wind Mitigation Grant Awards – After receiving a wind mitigation inspection, eligible homeowners can apply for grants to make improvements to their homes, with the state providing $2 in grants for every $1 the homeowner provides (up to $10,000).
Owners of site-built, single-family residential homes can apply for a free wind mitigation inspection.
Homeowners who have received a wind mitigation inspection and meet the following criteria may be eligible for a matching grant:
- Proof of homestead exemption
- Documentation of home insurance for less than $500,000
- Home located in the wind-borne debris region of the state
- Building permit issued prior to January 1, 2008
- Agreement to re-inspect the home after construction work is completed.
You can apply for a free wind mitigation inspection by visiting the program’s website.
Eligible homeowners can receive a matching grant of up to $10,000 for qualified hurricane mitigation projects. The program will provide $2 in grants for every $1 the homeowner provides, with a maximum of $5,000 from the homeowner required.
Grant funds may be used for improvements such as upgraded roof coverings, strengthened roof deck attachments, reinforced roof-to-wall connections, improved exterior doors, garage doors, and windows, and more.
Sales tax is exempt on purchases of impact-resistant doors, windows, and garage doors from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024. Visit the program’s website for more information on tax breaks.
No, a licensed inspector will be assigned to you after you apply and are approved for a wind mitigation inspection.
The Department of Financial Services will provide a list of approved contractors to choose from after a grant has been approved.
Your inspection report will be uploaded and reviewed, and you will receive an email notification when you can submit a grant application if you choose to do so.