FEMA has announced that it will make funding available for wind retrofits to increase the wind resistance capacity of structures.> The program is intended to “encourage wind mitigation of existing residential buildings in hurricane-prone regions.”
Various packages will be made available in Terrebonne Parish if there is a demand and funding is awarded.
Packages are available whether the roof covering is replaced, or not.> The program will:
Develop a continuous load path to strengthen new or existing roof
Strengthen vents and soffits
Strengthen overhangs and gable walls
Protect doors, windows and garages from flying debris and wind pressure
The Fact Sheet and guidance documents are attached for your review.> Anyone interested in this opportunity should call 873-6565 for more information about the application process.
If there is sufficient interest in the program, and application will be developed for the 2017 funding cycle. The grant would be a Predisaster Mitigation Grant which is nationally competitive and requires a 25% nonfederal share. The nonfederal share will be paid by the property owner.>