CITY OF COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF CDBG GRANT APPLICATION
The City of Cocoa Beach is considering applying for a grant to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Disaster Recovery (DR) from Hurricane Irma, through the Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program. A total of $100,229,945 is being made available through a competitive application process to local governments located within the forty- eight (48) counties impacted by Hurricane Irma. Eligible applicants can submit project applications for a minimum of $500,000 per application.
These funds must be used for potential projects that meet the following threshold criteria:
1. Projects or programs must meet a CDBG-DR National Objective such as:
Benefit to low-moderate-income individuals, Benefit to low-moderate-income areas, and address an urgent need.
2. Projects or programs must meet CDBG-DR Infrastructure Eligible Activities such as:
Water and sewer facilities have been identified as areas of critical importance. Emergency community shelters, demolition or rehabilitation of publicly or privately owner commercial or industrial buildings, and economic revitalization which includes any CDBG-DR eligible activity that demonstrably restores and improves some aspect of the local economy are also eligible activities.
3. Projects or programs must address a clear unmet need:
Tied to the Hurricane Irma storm event, primarily serving low-to moderate-income (LMI) residential neighborhoods.
Project to be Undertaken by the City of Cocoa Beach: Slip-lining of fifteen (15) plus miles of the Gravity Sewer system in North and South Cocoa Beach and Unincorporated Brevard County.
Source of Funding Available to Activities: The project cost and grant funding is estimated between $3M and $3.5M and would be budgeted in the Utilities Fund over two fiscal years.
Public Comment: A public comment period was held from June 5, 2020 to June 16, 2020. The City Commissioner held a public hearing on the project on June 18, 2020. The City wishes to extend the public comment period through June 30, 2020.
City Contact: For information on the proposed application, to submit comments, or to request a copy of the proposed application, please contact Mr. Brad Kalsow, City of Cocoa Beach Water Reclamation Director, 2 South Orlando Ave. Cocoa Beach, Fl. 32931, at 321-868-3308, or firstname.lastname@example.org .