City of Pensacola Disaster Recovery Grants
About City of Pensacola's Disaster Recovery
City of Pensacola has endured several significant natural disasters in recent years. From 2004's Hurricane Ivan to the April flooding of 2014 and Hurricane Sally of 2020, City of Pensacola has seen near catastrophic flooding and other notable damage that has left the City seeing infrastructural, cultural, historical and economical hardships that have had long lasting effects. City of Pensacola, searching for a way to mitigate these challenges, has continuously searched for funding opportunities for essential infrastructure projects that would include hazard mitigation, storm resiliency and disaster recovery efforts.
The following are some of the grant funding opportunities that City of Pensacola has pursued in order to reach these efforts. To date the City has been successful in procuring funding in excess of $50 million dollars to aid in its efforts.
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA)
About the Program - The American Rescue Plan is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package intended to speed up the United States' recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing recession.
To Learn more about the American Rescue Plan, click here.
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
About the Program - The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s HMGP program provides funding to government agencies to develop hazard mitigation plans and rebuild in a way that reduces or mitigates future disaster losses in their communities. When requested by an authorized representative, this grant funding is available after a presidentially declared disaster. In this program, homeowners and businesses cannot apply for a grant. However, a local community may apply for funding on their behalf. All state, local, tribal, and territorial governments must develop and adopt hazard mitigation plans to receive funding for their hazard mitigation projects.
To learn more about HMGP grants, click here.
About the Program - On May 12, 2021, Governor DeSantis signed SB 1954 into law, “An act relating to statewide flooding and sea level rise resilience” and the Resilient Florida Grant Program was therefore established as a new program within DEP to aid counties and municipalities in their storm water resiliency pursuits.
To learn more about the Resilient Florida grants, click here.
Triumph Gulf Coast
About the Program - Triumph Gulf Coast is grant funding that resulted from a settlement for economic damages to the state that resulted from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc., is a non-profit organization that has been established with the sole purpose of administering the distribution of the funds used for the recovery, diversification, and enhancement of the eight Northwest Florida counties disproportionately affected by the oil spill. These counties include Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla.
To learn more about the Triumph Gulf Coast grants, click here.
Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)
About the Program - This program provides federal funding following a natural disaster aimed at helping damaged communities recover with an emphasis on aid to low to moderate-income people to find housing or economic opportunities. The funding may be used for housing or infrastructure projects.
To learn more about the CDBG grants, click here.
FEMA Grant Funding
About the Program - Grant funds are available for pre and post emergency or disaster related projects. These funds support critical recovery initiatives, innovative research and many other programs.
City of Pensacola Housing
About the Program - City of Pensacola, in addition to pursuing grant opportunities for disaster recovery for infrastructure through CDBG funding, also pursues CDBG funding to assist in our efforts to govern our City of Pensacola Housing Program.
To learn more about our City of Pensacola Housing Program, click here.
City of Pensacola Purchasing Policies
To view the City of Pensacola's purchasing policies guidelines, click here.
City of Pensacola EEO, Affirmative Action, Title VI (ADA) Policies
- To view the City of Pensacola's EEO and Affirmative Action policies, click here.
- To view the City of Pensacola's Title VI (ADA) Policy, click here.
- To view to City of Pensacola's Human Resources webpage, click here.
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Learn about HUD Fair Housing click here.
Learn about HUD Davis Bacon Standards click here.
Learn more about National Wild and Scenic Rivers System click here.
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Learn more about Endangered Species click here.
Learn more about the Ocean Dumping Permits click here.
Learn more about the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System click here.
Joel HollonSenior Grant WriterJoel Hollon has been selected as the new Senior Grant Writer for the City of Pensacola, bringing nearly 10 years of experience in grant procurement to the position. During his career, Hollon has procured and administered over $15 million in grants. As the Senior Grant Writer, Hollon is responsible for grant application research, grant writing, and monitoring and tracking grant funds under the scope of grant management for the City of Pensacola.
Hollon most recently worked as the Grants Management Coordinator for Escambia County Public Schools, responsible for researching, procuring and administering multimillion-dollar governmental grants. He previously served as a Continuous Improvement Specialist for Escambia County Public Schools, where he managed, supervised and reported on military grant activities, along with securing large-scale grants for schools, including grants upwards of $1 million.As the Senior Grant Writer, Hollon will direct procurement and administration of grants for the City of Pensacola, along with evaluating grant funding opportunities that have the potential to further the city's goals and objectives. Additionally, Hollon will provide strategic direction to senior administration and coordinate grant management training for directors and city staff.
Hollon will work under the direction of Finance Director Amy Lovoy. His responsibilities will also include managing the completion of grant contracts and directing the development and implementation of special projects for the City of Pensacola.
William BoyerGrants and Special Projects Coordinator