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At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced more than $10 million to the city of Sarasota to enhance water quality and protect from erosion, storms, and flooding in Bay Park and...
Ron DeSantis: Almost $20 Million Awarded Through DEO’s Rebuild Florida General Planning Support Program
The program, administered by DEO, provides funding for communities and organizations to develop or enhance state, regional, or local plans which will enable the state of Florida to withstand future disasters.
Funding provides impacted families with the opportunity to rebuild, repair or replace their homes damaged by disasters, as well as providing communities the ability to prepare for future storms.
This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved the state of Florida’s plan to secure more than $633 million from the federal government for disaster mitigation projects.
At an event in Marathon, DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida program will send $140 million to be administered by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) to create “new affordable workforce housing to help address housing shortages worsened by Hurricane Irma.”
On Monday, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Executive Director Ken Lawson called for general contractors to assist the “Rebuild Florida” program which is a “long-term recovery effort to repair and rebuild thousands of homes of Florida families that were significantly damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma.”
Scott, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in next week’s general election weighed in on the funds on Monday afternoon and showcased the economic progress Florida has made during his eight years in Tallahassee.
In partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), DEO launched Rebuild Florida which will connect eligible Floridians with federal disaster recovery funding, prioritizing most-impacted communities and the most vulnerable low-income individuals, including the elderly, those with disabilities and families with young children.