(1) Eligible types of projects shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
    (a) Certain new construction activities that will result in protection from hazards;
    (b) Retrofitting of existing facilities that will result in increased protection from hazards;
    (c) Elevation of flood prone structures;
    (d) Vegetative management/soil stabilization;
    (e) Infrastructure protection measures;
    (f) Stormwater management/flood control projects;
    (g) Property acquisition or relocation; and
    (h) Plans that identify and analyze mitigation problems and include funded, scheduled programs for implementing solutions, within the same disaster.
    (2) In order to be eligible for funding, projects shall meet the following requirements:
    (a) Conform to the State Hazard Mitigation Plan;
    (b) Conform to the funding priorities for the disaster as established in the LMS governing the project;
    (c) Conform to the following federal regulations incorporated by reference, copies of which may be obtained by contacting the Division:
    1. 44 C.F.R., Part 9, Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands, dated October 1, 2019, incorporated by reference, http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-12335;
    2. DHS Directive 023-01, Revision 01, dated 10/31/2014, incorporated by reference, http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-12336;
    3. DHS Instruction 023-01-001-01, Revision 01, dated 11/6/2014, incorporated by reference, http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-12337;
    4. FEMA Directive 108-1, dated 10/10/2018, incorporated by reference, http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-12338; and
    5. FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, dated 10/10/2018, incorporated by reference, http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-12339.
    (d) Eliminate a hazard independently or substantially contribute to the elimination of a hazard where there is reasonable assurance that the project as a whole will be completed; and
    (e) Be cost-effective and substantially reduce the risk of future damage, hardship, loss, or suffering resulting from a disaster.
Rulemaking Authority 252.35(2)(x) FS. Law Implemented 252.311, 252.32, 252.35 FS. History—New 2-24-02, Formerly 9G-22.003, Amended 11-24-20.