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Chapter 553
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F.S. 553.896
553.896 Mitigation grant program guideline.
(1) The Legislature finds that facilities owned by the government and those designated to protect the public should be the first to adopt the best practices, active risk management, and improved security planning. These facilities should be protected to a higher level.
(2) Beginning with grant funds approved after July 1, 2005, the construction of new or retrofitted window or door coverings that is funded by a hazard-mitigation grant program or shelter-retrofit program must conform to design drawings that are signed, sealed, and inspected by a structural engineer who is registered in this state. Before the Division of Emergency Management forwards payment to a recipient of the grant, an inspection report and attestation or a copy of the signed and sealed plans shall be provided to the department.
(3) If the construction is funded by a hazard mitigation grant or shelter retrofit program, the Division of Emergency Management shall advise the county, municipality, or other entity applying for the grant that the cost or price of the project is not the sole criterion for selecting a vendor.
(4) A project funded under mitigation or retrofit grants is subject to inspection by the local building officials in the county in which the project is performed.
History.s. 20, ch. 2005-147; s. 417, ch. 2011-142.