Santa Rosa County Administrator
6495 Caroline St Milton, FL 32570
City Manager of Milton
6738 Dixon St Milton, FL 32570
Local Mitigation Strategy
Local Mitigation Plan
Flood Mitigation Plan
Meeting & Minutes
Santa Rosa County Local Mitigation Strategy Task Force
The purpose of the Santa Rosa County Local Mitigation Strategy Task Force is to decrease the vulnerability of the citizens, governments, businesses and institutions of Santa Rosa County to the future human, economic and environmental costs of natural, technological, and societal disasters. To this end, the Task Force develops, monitors, implements, and maintains a comprehensive plan for hazard mitigation. Funding for the prevention and recovery from disasters from the state and federal government is directly linked to the existence of this Task Force and the work that it accomplishes throughout the county to mitigate the impact of disasters.
Membership in the Task Force is open to all jurisdictions, organizations and individuals
supporting its purposes. Membership is accomplished through the completion of a Member
Information Form. The Member Information Form should be submitted to the Task Force
support staff for a signature of acknowledgement by the current Task Force Chair. A database
of members and contact information will be maintained by the Task Force support staff.
Hardening/Mitigation Grant Information:
For information on hardening your home (shutters, elevation, roof strengthening) please contact the Santa Rosa County Special Projects/Grants Department at (850) 983-1848 or email us: Mitigation Task Force. The County does not currently have a grant to harden homes. We do maintain a waiting list and when a grant opens we work with the individual homeowners to help them submit applications. Most of these grants require a minimum of 25% from the homeowner. If you would like to be placed on the Residential Hardening Waiting List please complete one of the residential proposal forms. Residents may also contact Rebuild Northwest Florida at 497-7024 to check the availability of grant funds. If you are a low to moderate income resident and need help repairing or hardening your home, please call the Santa Rosa County Housing Program at (850) 981-7075.
If you are a non-profit, municipality, school or healthcare organization and wish to submit an LMS application for consideration of a hazard mitigation project, please complete the LMS Initiatives Proposal Form. Please be sure to read all of the instructions. Submission information is on the form. To view the list of current LMS Initiatives, please view Table 6.2 in Section 6 of the LMS Plan.
The Santa Rosa County LMS 2011-2016 Plan has been reviewed and approved by Federal Emergency Management Agency (F.E.M.A.) and adopted by the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners. Each municipality has adopted the 2011-2016 LMS Plan and the formal adoption letter has been received from F.E.M.A.
Over the past several years, Santa Rosa County has made significant progress in its
efforts to address flooding problems in the county. Seeking to build upon the progress
that has already been made, a Flood Mitigation Plan Task Force, comprised of both staff
members and community residents, has been assembled to develop a plan to address
The Flood Mitigation Plan was prepared according to a standard planning process
regulated by FEMA, by following the 10 steps listed below:
Organize to prepare the plan
Involve the public
Coordinate with other agencies
Assess the hazard
Assess the problem
Review possible activities
Draft an action plan
Adopt the plan
Implement, evaluate and revise
Public participation in future flood mitigation planning efforts is desired. For more information, please contact Sheila Harris, Special
Projects/Grants at 850-983-1848.
Flood Mitigation Grant Info
Please read the following information carefully and see further instructions below.
On Thursday, May 15th, Santa Rosa County will host a meeting for residents to learn more about the Flood Mitigation Assistance Program and potential grants. County Staff with the assistance of Mr. Don Ward, Consultant to the County, will provide an overview of the program and answer any questions. Representatives from a local House Elevation company will also be on hand to provide general information regarding the elevation process.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Santa Rosa County Administrative Complex
BOCC Meeting Room
6495 Caroline Street
Milton, FL 32570-4592
Properties that have been classified by FEMA as being a Severe Repetitive Loss Property or that have experienced reoccurring flood losses may be eligible for mitigation grants under the Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMAP). This program provides potential grants that help to avoid future flood damages by taking one of the mitigation actions described below:
Property acquisition and demolition or relocation;
Elevation of existing structure;
Mitigation Reconstruction when elevation is not feasible; and
Dry-Flood proofing of historic structures.
Localized minor flood control
Elevation, relocation, or floodproofing of utilities
Please contact Sheila Harris, Santa Rosa County Grants Director at (850) 983-1848 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance or if you have any questions.
If you plan to attend the workshop, please carefully review the following brochure and complete the required forms below. The deadline for this opportunity is June 6, 2014 and it is very important to bring as much documentation as possible to the workshop. Those that can not attend the workshop can complete the following documents and send any documentation to email@example.com.
You should also bring with you your Flood Declarations Page, an Elevation Certificate, proof of prior or current flood losses including any flood claims documentation, pictures, receipts for repairs, etc. For more information regarding the Flood Mitigation Assistance Program, please visit the Florida Division of Emergency Management's Mitigation website at: http://www.floridadisaster.org/Mitigation/FMAP/index.htm
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