My Safe Florida Program Launches On-line Search Option

January 25, 2007

A new online search tool will help Florida homeowners who are participating in the My Safe Florida Home program find approved contractors.

By visiting, homeowners may search by county or type of work performed from a universe of nearly 150 contractors approved to participate in the program.

Nearly 14,000 Florida homeowners have received a free home inspection and are currently in the process of receiving their completed inspection reports with recommended home improvements. To be eligible for matching grants of up to $5,000, homeowners choosing to make one or more of the recommended mitigation techniques must use a participating contractor.

To become a participating contractor with the My Safe Florida Home program, all contractors must be licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation or by a local authority for the work that they are performing through the program. They must have a four-hour course under their belts on residential wind-resistance retrofit improvements. All contractors are screened to ensure that they have workers’ compensation insurance coverage.

The program has been funded with $250 million by the Florida Legislature.


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