1. Mitigation Savings and Tax Credits
  2. Schedule a CEU 
  3. Funding Options to Help Rebuild or Re-Roof 
  4. Resilience Policy and Legislation

Mitigation Savings and Tax Credits

Florida Administrative Code - Residential properties that installed fixtures or used construction techniques that have been demonstrated to reduce windstorm loss qualify for premium discounts on insurance. FORTIFIED qualifies.

My Safe Florida Home - Homeowners may be eligible to apply for a Matching grant where for every $1 provided, the state will provide $2 toward the actual cost of an authorized mitigation project (or 2/3s of the project cost up to $10,000). Property owners may qualify for NO state sales tax (6%) on retail purchases of impact-resistant doors, impact-resistant garage doors, and impact-resistant windows from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024.
Mitigation retrofits may potentially lower home insurance premiums by participating in the program.

Florida Wind Insurance Savings Calculator - Calculate insurance savings based on home features, planned upgrades, or added mitigation measures.

Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program - The Hurricane Loss Mitigation Retrofit Grant funds retrofits, inspections, and construction or modification of building components that are designed to increase the ability of a structure to withstand flooding and hurricane-force winds for residential, commercial, and mobile home properties. FORTIFIED qualifies.

Florida Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) - Provides financing for up to 100% of the costs for resiliency efforts made to residential or commercial property. Property owners repay the financing for the PACE improvements through a special assessment which is added to their property tax bill each year of an agreed-upon term. FORTIFIED qualifies.


We are approved for Continuing Education Credits for Insurance Agents.

"Really appreciated this class. Very rarely have I been in a CE class that actually teaches me something USEFUL for my team to offer to customers. Appreciate it!" -Oklahoma Insurance Agent

Funding Options to Help Rebuild or Re-Roof

Small Business Administration Loans - Those affected by a disaster can rebuild stronger by increasing their SBA disaster assistance loan up to 20% of the verified physical damage to make mitigation improvements. There is no cost to apply, and you are under no obligation to accept a loan if approved. 

  • Generally, borrowers have two years after loan approval to request an increase for higher rebuilding costs, code-required upgrades, or mitigation.
  • Call (800) 659-2955 and ask about increasing your loan for mitigation purposes, or visit sba.gov/disaster for more information.

Fannie Mae HomeStyle Renovation Loans - A mortgage that provides a simple and flexible way for borrowers to renovate or make home repairs with a conventional first mortgage, rather than a second mortgage, home equity line of credit, or other more costly methods of financing.​

Fannie Mae HomeStyle Energy Loans - A mortgage that helps lenders offer financing for homeowners to increase home energy efficiency and reduce utility costs.

  • Both HomeStyle Renovation and HomeStyle Energy mortgages may be combined with a HomeReady® mortgage so that low-income borrowers can take advantage of flexible features and additional savings.

USDA- Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants - A loan program providing loans to very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve, or modernize their homes. Grants are also available for elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.

HUD 203(k) Loans - A loan program for rehabilitating and repairing single-family properties allowing homebuyers and homeowners to finance both the purchase or refinancing of a house and the cost of its rehabilitation through a single mortgage or to finance the rehabilitation of their existing home.

  • The 203(k) program permits homebuyers and homeowners to finance up to
    $35,000 into their mortgage to repair, improve, or upgrade their homes.

HUD Mortgage Insurance for Disaster Victims - 203 (h) - Loan program for renters or homeowners if their homes are located in an area designated by the President as a disaster area and were destroyed or damaged to such an extent that reconstruction or replacement is necessary. These loans may be used to finance the purchase or reconstruction of a one-family home that will be the homeowner's principal residence.

  • The borrower must submit their application to an FHA-approved lending institution within one year of the President's disaster declaration.

Resilience Policy and Legislation

CS/CS/CS/SB 684 - This bill simplifies residential building permits by removing the requirement for professional sealed drawings for certain replacements, provided they follow manufacturer instructions. It also ensures timely permit approvals and reduces fees if deadlines aren't met.