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 available grant programs, definitions and required parameters.
The Department continues to work on screening the Resilient Florida grant applications. Record amount of funding and interest in this program requires a thorough and detailed process to ensure that the funds are allocated timely and appropriately. Please see the below information for updates on the process to date. We will provide further updates when available.
Project proposals for the Resilient Florida grant portal were received from July 1, 2021 through September 1, 2021. Proposals were categorized by project type, and applicable funding category and subsequently reviewed for eligibility in accordance with Section 380.093 Florida Statutes. Infrastructure grant proposals were considered for funding in both the Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise Plan and as part of the American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA).
Applicants with projects that were deemed eligible were asked to apply through a secondary grant portal and provide additional information to support the evaluation criteria identified in statute.
Projects were evaluated and scored in accordance with the tiered criteria and weighting identified in statute. A list of ranked projects from highest to lowest scores was prepared and top ranked projects were selected for funding from the list based the amount of anticipated funding allocations.
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