CDBG-MIT Public Notice

WEBSITE PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Leesburg anticipates applying for Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program (CFHP) funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support long-term mitigation efforts by assisting the State of Florida and its local governments in minimizing or eliminating the risks and reducing losses from future disasters. This program is being administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) thru the Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Program. A total of seventy-five million dollars ($75,000,000.00) in funding has been allocated by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program. DEO has identified the following types of structures as critical facilities:

• Potable water facilities;
• Waste water facilities;
• Police departments;
• Fire departments;
• Hospitals;
• Emergency operation centers; and
• Emergency shelters.

The City of Leesburg anticipates applying for a total of four hundred eighty-two thousand eighty dollars ($482,080.00) in funding through the CDBG-MIT Critical Facility Hardening Program.

Activities that are typically eligible for funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program as well as specific additional activities as outlined in the State of Florida CDBG-MIT Action Plan for the program are eligible projects if no other funding is available to meet the need. Applications are due in DEO no later than June 30, 2020.

The City of Leesburg anticipates submitting applications for the following facilities:

Structure Project Address CDBG
Funding
 Project Administration  N/A  $ 24,090.00
 Engineering/Architecture  N/A  $82,000.00

City of Leesburg
Police Department Emergency Operations Center (EOC) 

 115 East Magnolia Street, Leesburg, Florida 34748  $125,000.00
 Griffin Road Facility  1851 Griffin Road, Leesburg, Florida 34748  $250,990.00
  TOTAL: $482,080.00 

Any resident wishing to know more about the proposed project should contact Ken Thomas, Director at
(352) 728 - 9765 or at email (ken.thomas@leesburgflorida.gov). Information relating to the proposed project and application can also be accessed on the City of Leesburg website located at (www.leesburgflorida.gov). Comments from the public must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 29, 2020 (15 days after information is posted to the website). All comments will be considered and proposed changes will be submitted to DEO. Information relating to the proposed project and application is available for review between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the City of Leesburg, City Hall located at 501 West Meadows Street, Leesburg, FL 34748-5153.

Any non-English speaking person wishing to provide a response to this public notice should contact Angela Armstrong, (Administrative Assistant) at (352) 728 - 9765 or at email (angela.armstrong@leesburgflorida.gov) at least five calendar days prior to June 30, 2020 and a language interpreter will be provided.

To be placed on the City of Leesburg Website: No later than Friday, June 12, 2020
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