There are two types of grants available: matching and non-matching. Individual homes may be eligible for matching grants of up to $5000 each to make specific home improvements as recommended in the inspection report. A matching grant means that for every dollar of the homeowner's money spent on a retrofit or wind resistance upgrade as recommended in the official inspection report, the program may provide an additional dollar to help pay for the upgrade, up to the maximum grant of $5000 (depending upon the availability of funding).
Grant Amounts All grants for projects to help make homes less vulnerable to hurricane damage may be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis, with the state's contribution not to exceed $5,000. For example, if the project cost is $8,000, the state would provide a match of $4,000. If the project cost is $12,000, the state would provide a match of $5,000.
The maximum amount of grant funds disbursed by the state will be half of the actual total cost of the completed improvement project, up to a maximum of $5,000.
Grant awards are disbursed on a reimbursement basis only. Reimbursement checks will be made payable to the project contractor listed on the "Contractor Verification" page of the Reimbursement Request Form once the improvements are completed. Both the homeowners and participating contractors must complete and sign the Reimbursement Request Form. Only complete forms will be considered. Do not send the pages separately. All documentation must be submitted together.