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My Safe Florida Home Program Opens Grant Application Portal

6/30/2024
For Immediate Release: Monday, July 1, 2024
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

My Safe Florida Home Program Opens Grant Application Portal

~ Home hardening program prioritizes seniors and low-income applicants ~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced the reopening of the My Safe Florida Home program's grant application portal today, Monday, July 1. The program will prioritize senior citizens and low-income homeowners with two special application periods before opening to the public. The initiative offers free home inspections and grants up to $10,000 for strengthening homes against storms with impact-resistant doors and windows, aiming to reduce insurance costs through mandatory mitigation discounts. Newly signed legislation provides an additional $200 million for the program, enhancing services for seniors and low-income homeowners. Since 2022, the program has conducted over 104,000 free inspections, approved 38,000 grant applications, and allocated nearly $390 million in home hardening grants.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “The My Safe Florida Home program has been a huge success, helping thousands of Floridians harden their homes against hurricanes and storms while saving on insurance. This year, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Legislature have allocated an additional $200 million in funding for the My Safe Florida Home Program, effective July 1. This funding will benefit nearly 20,000 Floridians, prioritizing seniors and low-income homeowners to ensure those who need it most have access to these home hardening grants. The 2024 Hurricane Season is here, and now is the ideal time to fortify your home against storms and reduce your homeowner's insurance costs. Don’t wait in protecting your most valuable investment – your home.”

My Safe Florida Home Senior and Low-income Application Timelines:

  • Low-income homeowners age 60+ – July 1 – July 15th
  • Low-income homeowners of any age – July 16th – 30th
  • Moderate-income homeowners age 60+ – July 31st – August 14th
  • Moderate-income homeowners of any age – August 15th – 30th
  • All other eligible Florida homeowners – August 31st

For more information, please visit MySafeFLHome.com.

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About CFO Jimmy Patronis

Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and X (@FLDFS).

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