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Coastal homeowners will soon be able to apply up to $10,000 to harden their homes against hurricane damage

News Service of Florida
Florida's insurance market is vulnerable to hurricane damage, such as in Hurricane Michael.

Florida residents will soon be eligible for up to $10,000 in state grants for home hardening projects like roof reinforcement and garage door replacement.

A $150 million revival of a 16-year-old program, My Safe Florida Home, was included in a wide-ranging insurance bill enacted by the state Legislature and Gov. Ron DeSantis during last week’s special legislative session on property insurance.

The program will provide $115 million in two-to-one grant funding — meaning that qualifying homeowners can receive $2 back for every $1 they spend on improvements meant to strengthen their home against damage from hurricane-force winds.

Read more from our news partner, the South Florida Sun Sentinel.