Mitigation is an integral part of the Division of Emergency Management. Mitigation actions reduce or eliminate the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Due to Florida’s weather, geography, and miles of coastline, the state is highly vulnerable to disasters. To assist communities reduce the impacts of these disasters, the Bureau of Mitigation administers three federal mitigation grant programs, which includes the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program, and Flood Mitigation Assistance Program. The Bureau also administers one state-funded mitigation grant program, the Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program.
In addition, to comply with federal regulations, the Bureau of Mitigation routinely updates the State Enhanced Hazard Mitigation Plan and supports local communities with their mitigation planning efforts.
Laura Dhuwe, Bureau Chief
If you are a resident of Florida and interested in learning more about mitigation grant funding for your property, please email ResidentialMitigation@em.myflorida.com with your name, city, and your specific question or situation. Someone from the team will get back with you as soon as possible.
For more information on the My Safe Florida Home Program re-enacted by the Florida Legislature during the most recent Special Session, please visit: https://myfloridacfo.com/mysafeflhome. This program is currently housed under the Department of Financial Services and the Division is unable to assist with inquiries regarding this program.