Notice of Public Comments and Intent to Apply for CDBG-DR Grant Funds Rebuild Florida Hazard Mitigation Grant Match Program The City of Apalachicola, Florida anticipates applying for Rebuild …

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Notice of Public Comments and Intent to Apply for CDBG-DR Grant Funds Rebuild Florida Hazard Mitigation Grant Match Program

The City of Apalachicola, Florida anticipates applying for Rebuild Florida Hazard Mitigation Grant Match Program Funding in the amount of $75,804.75 provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) allocation for Hurricane Michael to reimburse the non-federal portion of an awarded and eligible Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) grant. Funding will be administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).

This public notice is to solicit citizen comments on the proposed project. The public comment period begins August 11, 2021 and ends on August 25, 2021. The City of Apalachicola has selected the project that best meets the requirements of both the HMGP and the CDBG-DR Hazard Mitigation Grant Match Program.

Project:City of Apalachicola, 2 Critical Facilities, Generators (Cost to the City of Apalachicola $0.00) The Generators will be in place to provide a secondary source of power to the following locations:

Police Station

City Hall

In total, DEO has allocated $109 million dollars in CDBG-DR funds to the HMGP Match Program.

The program guidelines for the Rebuild Florida Hazard Mitigation Grant Match Program are available on the DEO website.

A public hearing to provide specific details regarding the proposed projects shall be held at the City of Apalachicola Community Center, 1 Bay Avenue, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 on August 25, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. local time. For information concerning the public hearing, contact Leo Bebeau, at (850) 653-9319 or by e-mail at lbebeau@cityofapalachicola.com

During this meeting, social distancing rules will apply, and seating will be limited and on a first come first served basis. However, the meeting will be live streamed and can be accessed via the City's Facebook page, or you may contact Travis Wade at (850) 653-9319.

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring a special accommodation at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the City Clerk, at 192 Coach Wagoner Blvd., Apalachicola, FL 32320; or by phone at (850) 653-9319 at least five calendar days prior to the meeting.

The City of Apalachicola does not expect that anyone will be permanently displaced as a result of CDBG-DR funded activities.

If you are hearing or speech impaired, and you possess TDD equipment, you may contact the City Clerk using the Florida Dual Party Relay System, which can be reached at 1-800-955-8770 (Voice) or 1-800-955-7661 (TDD).

Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact the City Clerk, at 192 Coach Wagoner Blvd., Apalachicola, Florida 32320; or by phone at (850) 653-9319 at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided.

Any comments must be received by Leo Bebeau at (850) 653-9319 or by e-mail at lbebeau@cityofapalachicola.com and will be incorporated into the application.

Publish Date August 12, 2021

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