SC Safe Home Mitigation Grant Program

Notice of Grant Opening

SC Safe Home Mitigation Grant Program

We are announcing the availability of funds for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.  We anticipate the online system will be open to accepting applications by late July.  If you wish to be notified via email immediately when the online system is available, then please click on the "When Notified via Email and New Year Funding is Available."

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to replicate and enhance the SC Safe Home Grant Program (SCSH) to include the mitigation factors shown to be effective in the quest to strengthen and protect homes located along our coast. The overall goal is to promote retrofit options and solutions to the severe weather storms and hurricane effects. SCSH anticipates funding for over 500 applicants each cycle.

When Notified via Email and New Year Funding is Available

Apply for an SC Safe Home Grant

Learn more about the grant

Determine that you are eligible before Applying

Should you have any questions concerning this information, please contact the SC Safe Home Grant Program staff by calling (803) 737 - 6087, (803) 737 - 6207 or (843) 577 - 3415. You may also contact the staff at the following email address: scsafehome@doi.sc.gov.

SC Safe Home Staff

The South Carolina Safe Home program, administered by the South Carolina Department of Insurance, provides grant money to individual homeowners to make their property more resistant to hurricane and high-wind damage.  The funds provided by this program are for the sole purpose of retrofitting owner-occupied, single-family homes.  SC Safe Home funds may not be used for remodeling, home repair or new construction.


Retrofitted or strengthened homes are less vulnerable to the effects of severe wind storms, thereby making the hurricane and high-wind damage less likely and less intense.  Fewer damages result in lower or fewer insurance claims and will over time reduce insurance premiums for all South Carolinians.

This program was established through the Omnibus Coastal Property Insurance Reform Act of 2007. Changes to the program made during the 2017-2018 Session of the South Carolina General Assembly are outlined in Act 28.

SC Safe Home Grants can be used for the following home retrofits

Bracing gable ends

Roof-to-wall connectors

Secondary water barrier

Exterior doors (including garage doors)

Roof covering                       

Roof deck attachment

Repair or replacement of manufactured home piers, anchors and tie-down straps

Opening protection (window replacement, hurricane shutters)

Repair or replacement of manufactured home piers, anchors and tie-down straps

Issues associated with weak trusses, studs and structural components

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