Grants are disbursed from the federal government (FEMA) to the states who use grant programs to allocate the funds to homeowners. The following is list of what works best to receive those funds. Check with you local municipalities to see what options may be available for you.
Payment schedule for grant jobs
– Works best if contract is between the property owner and the general contractor, not as a municipal contract
– Works best if local government disburse payments based on key code inspections after initial mobilization and then get reimbursement from the state
– Another method that works well is when local banks can be enlisted to fund the grant, pay the contractors and get the reimbursement
– There are inherent risks if property owners get money fronted for the project.