Eligible Grantees

CDBG Disaster Recovery funds are made available to states, units of local governments and insular areas designated by the President of the United States as disaster areas. Communities must have significant unmet recovery needs and the capacity to carry out a disaster recovery program.

Eligible Activities

Disaster Recovery funds are most appropriate for long-term recovery needs. Grantees may use funds for recovery efforts that involve: housing, economic development, infrastructure and prevention of further damage to affected areas.

Activities must meet at least one of three program national objectives:

  1. Benefit persons of low and moderate income
  2. Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight
  3. Meet other urgent community development needs

Examples of Activities

  • Rehabilitation and Preservation of Housing
  • Water and Sewer Improvements
  • Street Improvements
  • Economic Development Activities
  • Downtown Revitalization
  • Parks and Recreation Projects
  • Drainage Improvements


Key Facts

  • The Disaster Recovery Initiative has allocated more than $318 million to communities across the state
  • Disaster Recovery projects rehabilitate damaged housing and infrastructure, strengthen housing and public structures
  • More than 40 Florida counties have benefited from disaster recovery grants during the initiatives three funding cycles
  • Residential recovery funds have repaired storm-damaged houses, provided funding for buy-outs, and relocation for flood plain residents
  • Infrastructure funds have provided much needed storm water, sewer, drainage, and street improvements

Disaster Recovery Funding Cycles

2008 Hurricane Season

  • $107,680,530 in grant funds were released following Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Funds were directed to areas facing the greatest need.
  • $26,894,183 in supplemental grant funds were released to further the state's long-term disaster recovery efforts.
  • For more information, see 2008 Hurricane Disaster Recovery.

2005 Hurricane Season

  • $82,904,000 in grant funds were released following Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma. Disaster recovery funds were distributed to 20 Florida counties.
  • For more information, see 2005 Hurricane Disaster Recovery.

2004 Hurricane Season

  • $100,915,626 in grant funds were issued following Tropical Storm Bonnie and Hurricanes Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne.
  • For more information, see 2004 Hurricane Disaster Recovery.


Disaster Recovery Enhancement Funds

Quarterly Performance Reports to HUD

The Department reports on disaster recovery awards on a quarterly basis using Housing and Urban Development's online Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting system.

K Grant (2008 Storm Series - Tropical Storms Faye, Gustav, and Ike)

Z Grant (2005 Storms)

A Grant (2005 Storms - Supplemental)

Staff Contacts


  • Hillary A. Ryan

    Interim Bureau Chief
    (850) 717-8433
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