Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe (FIRM) has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys (CFFK) as part of its Vision 20/20 Grant Program. “FIRM Keys: Mitigation and Floodproofing Outreach” will consist of a series of workshops in conjunction with workshops held by the County Sustainability Advisory Board. The workshops, which will be open to the public and include collaboration from government agencies and stakeholders throughout Monroe County, will provide a centralized source of information, resources, tools and expertise on mitigation methods that will empower consumers prior to next year’s re-authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
The grant was awarded to FIRM Keys the 501(c)3 arm of Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe whose mission is to educate and inform the residents of Monroe County on ways to protect themselves and their property from the risks of windstorm and flooding. “Florida will be a leader for the NFIP re-authorization next year,” explained FIRM President Mel Montagne, “and it is our hope that the residents of Monroe County will be an important voice in that process.”
FIRM is a grassroots organization formed in 2006 to fight for fair property insurance rates for property owners and residents of Monroe County, Florida (Florida Keys). Through advocacy and community outreach, FIRM contributes to housing affordability and helps residents remain and prosper in our community.