The Resilient Florida Program includes a selection of grants that are available to counties, municipalities, water management districts, flood control districts and regional resilience entities. To effectively address the impacts of flooding and sea level rise that the state faces, eligible applicants may receive funding assistance to analyze and plan for vulnerabilities, as well as implement projects for adaptation and mitigation.
Please refer to section 380.093, F.S., for more information on the eligible project and grant types and the requirements to apply.
Applications submitted for funding consideration require a comprehensive evaluation to ensure that funds are allocated timely and appropriately and pursuant to Florida Statute. Additional funding awards will be provided when it becomes available.
Planning projects and regional resilience entity projects: Applications accepted July 1 - Sept. 1, 2023.
Communities that have yet to perform a vulnerability assessment pursuant to statutory requirements will be prioritized for funding.
Projects will be funded with Fiscal Year 2023-24 funds.
Implementation projects to be included in the Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise Resilience Plan: Applications accepted July 1 - Sept. 1, 2023.
Local governments are eligible to apply for implementation project funding after conducting a vulnerability assessment, evaluation, report, or other similar document that demonstrates a risk of flooding or risks due to sea level rise to a critical asset or the project area. Beginning in 2024, a Vulnerability Assessment meeting the requirements of section 380.093, F.S., will be a requirement to receive funding.
Projects will be funded with Fiscal Year 2024-25 funds.
Projects Awarded under the Resilient Florida Grant Program
Grantees for the Resilient Florida Program can access current grant agreement attachments and exhibits from the table below. Each payment request must be submitted on the current Exhibit C. The program will notify grantees of any substantial changes to the attachments and exhibits that occur during the grant agreement period.
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