Get Your Answers About My Safe Florida Home

The My Safe Florida Home Program, which is administered by the Department of Financial Services, is providing $10,000 Grants for Florida residential property owners to obtain free home inspections that would identify mitigation measures and also provide grants to retrofit such properties.

My Safe Florida Home

It’s So Easy!

What is The My Safe Florida Home Program?

The My Safe Florida Home Program was re-enacted during the most recent Special Session of the Florida Legislature. The program has two primary components:

  1. Provide, free of charge, a home inspection that identifies recommended improvements a homeowner may take to mitigate hurricane damage.
  2. Eligible homeowners within defined areas of the state may apply for a matching grant to perform work on their home to retrofit their properties to make them less vulnerable to hurricane damage.

Who is eligible to receive a FREE hurricane mitigation inspection?

An owner of a site-built, single-family, residential property may apply for and receive an inspection without any further obligation to apply for a grant!

Who is eligible to apply for a Mitigation Grant?

For a homeowner to be eligible for a grant, the following criteria must be met:

  1. The homeowner must have been granted a homestead exemption on the home (If you do not know your status, please confer with your local Property Appraiser or Tax Collector’s Office. Click here to find your local officials);
  2. The home must be a dwelling with an insured value of $500,000 or less. (Homeowners who are low-income persons may be exempt from this requirement. Look for additional details in the application process);
  3. The home must have undergone an acceptable hurricane mitigation inspection after July 1, 2008;
  4. The home must be located in the “wind-borne debris region” as that term is defined in the Florida Building Code.
  5. The building permit application for initial construction of the home must have been made before March 1, 2002 (If you do not know when your home was built, please contact your local building department); and
  6. The homeowner must agree to make his or her home available for a possible inspection once a mitigation project is completed.

$10,000 Maximum Grant

The Legislature has authorized homeowners to receive up to $10,000 for the actual cost of the mitigation project. The program will provide $2 in grant funds for every $1 the homeowner provides. In order to receive the maximum grant amount, homeowners must be able to provide $5,000 of their own funds toward the project.

Mitigation Projects Accepted

  1. Opening protection;
  2. Exterior doors, including garage doors;
  3. Brace gable ends;
  4. Reinforcing roof-to wall connections;
  5. Improving the strength of roof-deck attachments;
  6. Upgrading roof covering from code to code plus; and
  7. Secondary water barrier for roof.

Get Your Grant Started Now!

The first step is to book your Free Wind Mitigation inspection. Our expert inspectors are pre-approved to work with you to not only get your home inspected, but to also help you decide on on the mitigation measures and send in a complete Grant Application!

Wind Mitigation Inspection

Already Enrolled?

If you are already enrolled, login into the secure portal here to track your progress!

Need To Register?

If you are already enrolled, login into the secure portal here to track your progress!