Mitigation Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the state of Florida would receive $633,485,000 for mitigation activities in Florida communities that experienced major declared disaster events during 2016 and 2017.

The DEO Office of Disaster Recovery is the governor-designated state authority responsible for administering all long-term disaster recovery funds awarded to the state from HUD. While HUD has not yet published required guidance to release the announced funding, DEO is currently working to develop the federally required State Mitigation Action Plan.

To generate feedback from Florida communities regarding their mitigation needs and priorities, DEO has developed an online survey that is available below:

Timeline

April 11, 2018 – HUD announced state of Florida would receive $633,485,000 for mitigation activities in Florida communities that experienced major declared disaster events during 2016 and 2017.

April 11, 2019 - One-year anniversary of HUD announcing state of Florida would receive $633,485,000 for mitigation activities. The required Federal Register outlining rules governing the use of mitigation dollars has yet to be published.

120 days – Once the Federal Register notice is released, the state generally has 90 to 120 days to a develop and submit an action plan to address the allocation of funds and HUD requirements stated in the Federal Register notice. Components of the action plan development process include:

  • Consultation with stakeholders, including impacted local governments, Indian tribes, and public housing authorities (currently ongoing in anticipation of federal guidance).
  • Translation of action plan in to various languages required by HUD. Translation services can take a month or longer for some languages.
  • A 30-day public comment period is required prior to submitting the action plan to HUD. DEO Office of Disaster Recovery must then respond to all public comments received to include when submitting the state action plan to HUD for approval.
45 days – Once submitted, HUD generally has 45 days to review the action plan and approve or reject plan with comments.

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