Leon County Seeks Public Comments on its application to the Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2020

 
CONTACT:
Community and Media Relations
(850) 606-5300
 
REBUILD FLORIDA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT – MITIGATION (CDBG-MIT)
GENERAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM

WHO:        Leon County Government
WHAT:      Seeking Public Comment
WHEN:      August 26, 2020 to September 9, 2020
WHERE:     Submit public comments at:
https://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/Home/Departments/Office-of-Financial-Stewardship/Grants/CDBG-Grant                 

Notice is hereby given that Leon County, Florida seeks public comments for a 14-day comment period on potential projects for an application to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the Rebuild Florida Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG- MIT) General Infrastructure Program.

Leon County is applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for a Rebuild Florida Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG- MIT) General Infrastructure Program. The Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program is designed to provide funding opportunities for local governments and state agencies to develop large-scale mitigation activities that allow Florida communities to better withstand emergency related challenges. With a total allocation of $475,000,000, the Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program will be implemented in three competitive application cycles, with $150,000,000 in funding available in the first round. Eligible activities include projects that demonstrably increase community resilience. Examples of infrastructure projects include but are not limited to:

  • Restoration of critical infrastructure
  • Renourishment of protective costal dune systems and state beaches
  • Building or fortifying buildings that are essential to the health, safety and welfare of a community  
  • Rehabilitation or construction of stormwater management systems
  • Improvements to drainage facilities
  • Reconstruction of lift stations and sewage treatment plants
  • Road repair and improvement and bridge strengthening

Leon County is applying for funds to supplement its Northeast Lake Munson and Woodville Rural Community Septic to Sewer conversion projects.

All interested parties are invited to present their comments online through the following link beginning August 26, 2020 through September 9, 2020:

https://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/Home/Departments/Office-of-Financial-Stewardship/Grants/CDBG-Grant

The applications will be submitted to DEO on or before September 14, 2020.  To obtain additional information concerning the projects or a copy of the project applications contact Mr. Tim Barden, Budget Manager, Office of Management and Budget, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee Florida 32301. Telephone number: (850) 606-5100, Email address: bardent@leoncountyfl.gov.

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