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Targeted Emergency Assistance Microgrants

What Is TEAM Leon?

 Closed to New Applications

At this time, all TEAM Leon funds have been exhausted.

Eligible homeowners in unincorporated Leon County can still apply for the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Disaster Recovery Program now through June 10. More information on SHIP Disaster Recovery Program is available on the Housing Services page.

For individuals seeking assistance, contact 2-1-1 Big Bend to be connected to disaster relief resources, including food, transportation, mental health resources, individual/family support services, and more.

For businesses seeking assistance, the Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) has prepared a list of recovery resources available to local small businesses following the May 10 tornadoes.


Targeted Emergency Assistance Microgrants (TEAM) Leon provides financial assistance to individuals and businesses located in unincorporated Leon County (outside the City of Tallahassee limit) affected by the May 10, 2024, tornadoes.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible individuals and businesses that are located in unincorporated Leon County.

  • The TEAM Leon Individual Assistance Program assists renters and homeowners in unincorporated Leon County with critical and emergency needs such as minor personal property damage, food replacement, temporary housing relocation, etc.

    Individual Assistance Program FAQs

    Individuals are eligible if they are:

    • 18 years old or older
    • Their household resides in the unincorporated areas of Leon County (outside the City of Tallahassee limit)
    • Were affected by the May 10, 2024, tornadoes
  • The TEAM Leon Business Assistance Program assists businesses located in unincorporated Leon County that experienced business disruption, loss of inventory, or major property damage.

    Business Assistance Program FAQs

    Businesses are eligible if they are:

    • Actively registered on SunBiz as a Florida For-Profit Business or Limited Liability Company prior to May 10, 2024
    • Located in unincorporated Leon County (outside the City of Tallahassee limit)
    • Were affected by the May 10, 2024, tornadoes

You can check if an address may be eligible with the lookup tool below.

Address Eligibility Lookup
 

What Do I Need to Apply?

  1. A copy of the applicant’s valid government-issued ID, such as Florida driver’s license, Florida identification card, or passport.
  2. Completed and signed W-9 form. This form will be provided in the online application for download.
  3. If the applicant is a renter, a copy of a current unexpired lease.
    • The address on the lease must match the address on the application.
    • If the lease is expired, the applicant must upload the most recent copy of the lease and a statement signed by the landlord indicating the applicant still lives in the unit.
  4. If the applicant is a homeowner, a copy of the deed, property tax bill, property appraiser information, or mortgage statement of the eligible home.

  1. A copy of the applicant’s valid government-issued ID, such as Florida driver’s license, Florida identification card, or passport.
  2. Completed and signed W-9 form. This form will be provided in the online application for download. The name of the business on the W-9 Form must match SunBiz.
  3. If the applicant is the owner of the building or home of the business location, a copy of the deed to your home/building, property tax bill, property appraiser information, or mortgage statement.
 

Where Do I Apply?

As of 11:59 p.m. on May 30, 2024, TEAM Leon is no longer accepting new applications. Applications received prior to that time will continue to be reviewed until funding is exhausted.

To review a previously submitted TEAM Leon application, visit the application portal.

Application Assistance

Individuals and businesses may call the TEAM Leon Application Assistance Helpline at 850-606-TEAM (8326) Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for assistance.

Additional Resources

Individuals

SHIP Disaster Recovery Program

Opened in response to the significant damage experienced in Leon County during the May 10, 2024 tornadoes, State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Disaster Recovery Program can provide assistance with homeowner’s insurance deductibles, home repair costs by licensed and certified contractors, emergency supplies purchased to weatherproof damaged homes, and temporary relocation, mortgage, and utility assistance for displaced households.

More information on SHIP Disaster Recovery Program is available on the Housing Services page.

2-1-1 Big Bend

As our community strides towards recovery following the May 10 tornadoes, 2-1-1 Big Bend can connect residents to disaster relief resources, including food, transportation, mental health resources, individual/family support services, and more. Call takers will assist you through referral and case tracking. Call 2-1-1 or 850-617-6333.

Businesses

The Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) has prepared a list of recovery resources available to local small businesses following the May 10 tornadoes.


Last Updated: June 4, 2024 at 7:06 a.m. Feedback

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