Are you interested in obtaining grant funds to elevate or demolish or reconstruct your home? 

Or would you be interested in selling your home that is below base flood elevation, at risk of flooding, or has flooded before with a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) flood insurance claim?

If so, Monroe County is participating in a national grant program known as Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) to help with these costs.

The 2021 application period, for these grant funds, is anticipated to open in September 2021. Specific details on FMA eligibility requirements, eligible projects, and program priorities have not been published yet; however, Monroe County wants to help residents prepare early, anticipating the program. 

The program is a competitive grant program that provides funding to the County if approved by FDEM and FEMA. Funds can be used for projects that reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings insured by the NFIP. The FMA Program grants fund projects that reduce future flood losses. These may include elevating your home, selling to the County and returning the land to its natural state, or demolishing your home and rebuilding NFIP-compliant insured structures. FMA provides funds yearly to reduce or remove the risk of flood damage to NFIP insured buildings.

Visit the floodplain management page on the Monroe County website to learn more about the program and how you can participate.

 

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