purpose of the Santa Rosa County Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) 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 disasters.
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., found on
this page. The Member Information Form
should be submitted to the Task Force support staff for signature of
acknowledgement by the current Task Force Chair. A database of members and contact information
is maintained by the Task Force support staff.
The LMS Task Force meets quarterly.
Hardening/Mitigation Grant Information:
information on hardening your home (shutters, exterior doors, roof deck
attachment, etc.) please contact Rebuild Northwest Florida at (850) 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. Limited funds are available
through the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program for home elevation and,
in rare cases, acquisition, if the home has been insured under the National
Flood Insurance Program and has experienced repetitive losses. For further information, contact the Santa
Rosa County Grants Office at (850) 981-2017 or firstname.lastname@example.org
task of the Task Force is to develop, monitor, implement and maintain a
comprehensive plan for hazard mitigation.
Updated every five years, the plan is multi-jurisdictional, including
Santa Rosa County the Cities of Milton and Gulf Breeze, and the Town of
Jay. It identifies natural hazards and
vulnerabilities and documents mitigation goals, objectives and measures
intended to reduce or eliminate future losses resulting from the hazards. The current plan has been approved by the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and adopted by the local
governments, making Santa Rosa County and its municipalities eligible for state
and federal disaster assistance.
LMS Task Force maintains a list of initiatives to reduce or eliminate future
losses. Listing does not guarantee
funding, but it helps position a project for future funding. If you are a non-profit, municipality, school
or health-care organizations and wish to submit an application for
consideration as a hazard mitigation project, please complete the Mitigation
Project Nomination Process forms provided in Links and Documents
below. Please be sure to read the applicant
instructions which includes submission information.