Grant: $7,530,194 - Department of Housing and Urban Development - Aug. 13, 2009
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Award Description: The Florida Department of Community Affairs administers the Florida Small Cities Community Development Bock Grant (CDBG) Program. The Program receives an annual funding allocation of approximately $28 million dollars. These funds are available to small cities (population under 50,000) or counties (population under 200,000) through a competitive application process. The $7,530,194 in CDBG funding made available under ARRA supplements the 2008 allocation.
Project Description: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $7,530,194 to the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to address community development needs. The funding, administered by the Florida Department of Community Affairs, will be used to fund 11 applications for 2008 Small Cities CDBG funding. All projects are 'shovel-ready' and will assist in job creation and preservation and will provide neighborhood improvements for which there is no other source of funding. Local governments receiving awards are: Bunnell (Flagler County), Coleman (Sumter County), Eagle Lake(Polk County) , Gulf Breeze (Santa Rosa County), Holmes County, Live Oak (Suwannee County), Madison (Madison County), Stuart (Martin County), Sebring (Highlands County), Trenton (Gilchrist County) and Walton County. Activities will include improvements to water and sewer facilities (including residential connections), streets, flood and drainage facilities, sidewalks, parking and rehabilitation of a community center. At least 51% of the beneficiaries of the projects are low and moderate income persons. HUD approved the state's action plan on August 13, 2009. Following site visits to each project, it was determined that two proposed projects could not be funded. On September 29, 2009, the Department submitted a revised action plan that provides for alternative projects. The Department anticipates approval of the amended action plan within 30 days. Award agreements will be sent to nine local governments during the first week of October. The remaining two will be sent no later than mid-November.
Jobs Summary: Each project will result in construction jobs being created or retained in the counties, and surrounding areas, in which the activities will take place. Jobs will also be created or retained for other professionals such as engineers, inspectors, etc. Based on the local government applications, it is estimated that 177 full-time and 57 part-time jobs for a total of 234 jobs will be created or retained. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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