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About The Grants Department

The Washington County Grants Department is responsible for planning, writing, monitoring, and reviewing all Federal and State grant programs for the Board of County Commissioners. These programs include all Department of Transportation grants, as well as various disaster-related and hazard mitigation funding sources through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

In addition, the Grants Department manages departmental grant acquisitions and state programs including indigent healthcare claims through the Health Care Responsibility Act (HCRA), Small County Recycling Grant, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services funding, and others.

The State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) also falls under the umbrella of the Grants Department. All resident applications are issued through the Emerald Coast Regional Council. For more information about this program or to seek an application, please contact:

Emerald Coast Regional Council

Phone: 1-850-332-7976

SHIP Office Hours: Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Emerald Coast Regional Council (ECRC), as agent for the Washington County State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program, has completed the 2017/2018 closeout Annual Report. The SHIP Annual Report is available electronically for public inspection and comment until September 30, 2021.
Please direct your comments and inquires to:
Mackenzie Riley, Planner
850-332-7976; ext. 208

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