What does the FMA Grant cover?

Generally, the FMA grant is designed to cover the lift of the home to the base flood elevation (plus 2 additional feet per Nassau Bay’s requirements), extension of the electric & plumbing lines, disconnecting & reconnecting the pool equipment (if applicable), insulating the bottom of the slab (below livable areas - not the garage), minimum code compliant stairs for ingress and egress, elevation of HVAC equipment, CMU block for three sides of the home, and temporary living for approx. 120 days. On some occasions, an outside lift may be an eligible expense. 

Upgrades of the CMU block (bottom skirting) is not a grant eligible expense, nor is stucco or brick work.

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1. What questions should I ask the contractor?
2. How do I know if I am eligible?
3. How long does the home elevation process take?
4. How much will FEMA pay for my home elevation?
5. What does the FMA Grant cover?
6. Can the home be lifted higher than the BFE?
7. Can the grant transfer if I want to sell the home?