Governor Ron DeSantis Announces More Than $58 Million in Awards to Communities Impacted by Hurricane Michael Through the Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization Program



Governor Ron DeSantis announced that more than $58 million has been awarded to communities impacted by Hurricane Michael through the Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization Program. The program, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), supports the revitalization of downtown areas and commercial districts impacted by Hurricane Michael, facilitating the return and recovery of businesses, jobs and services to the area. In this round of funding, awards include projects that reconstruct streetscapes and install lighting in downtown areas, restore structures in commercial districts damaged by Hurricane Michael, and provide funding to businesses to help them make repairs they could not afford and keep their doors open after suffering revenue losses caused by the storm.

The Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization Program makes funds available to local governments, state agencies, Community Revitalization Agencies, Community Development Districts and community-based development organizations within federal and state Most Impacted and Distressed (MID) areas. Non-profits that are primarily engaged in community redevelopment activities were eligible to apply in partnership with a state agency or local government. The funds are allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program.


DEO is awarding 18 communities across seven counties with funding through the Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization Program:

  • Apalachicola – $5.3 million
  • Bascom – $973,000
  • Bristol – $1.9 million
  • Calhoun County – $1.25 million
  • Callaway – $1.3 million
  • Campbellton – $499,000
  • Chattahoochee – $2 million
  • Chipley – $852,000
  • Cottondale – $1.7 million
  • Jackson County – $415,000
  • Lynn Haven – $5.4 million
  • Malone – $424,000
  • Marianna – $7.3 million
  • Panama City – $19 million
  • Panama City Beach – $1.4 million
  • Quincy – $3 million
  • Sneads – $951,000
  • Springfield – $5 million