Rebuild Florida's Mitigation Programs

In April of 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that $633 million in first-of-its-kind Community Development Block Grant - Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding would be available to the state of Florida for disaster mitigation projects in areas impacted by presidentially declared disasters in 2016 and 2017. On February 02, 2021, HUD announced an additional $46.9 million in federal mitigation funding for communities impacted by Hurricane Michael. To access the funding, the Department will work with state agencies and community partners to draft a substantial amendment to the existing State Action Plan for CDBG-MIT funding.


Community Workshops for Hurricane Michael Mitigation Funding

As part of the development of the Substantial Amendment to the State Action Plan, DEO hosted a series of regional public workshops across the Florida Panhandle to seek feedback and input for the use of CDBG-MIT funds. 



JACKSON COUNTY
 
Date:
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Time:
5:30 p.m. CST
Location:
Chipola College
Continuing Education and Conference Center
Building S, 3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446

BAY COUNTY
 

Date:
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time:
1:00 p.m. CST
Location:
Gulf Coast State College
Language and Literature Building
Sarzin Lecture Hall
5230 US-98
Panama City, FL 32401

GULF COUNTY

Date:
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time:
5:30 p.m. EST
Location:
Port St. Joe City Commission Chambers
2775 Garrison Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456



Webinar for Hurricane Michael Mitigation Funding

In addition to the in-person workshops, DEO hosted a public webinar on April 26, 2021, to provide another opportunity for information and feedback. The webinar recording, along with the slides and transcript, is posted below.  



State Action Plan

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) led the state's efforts in creating the federally required State Action Plan that provides a high-level strategy for how the funding will be used to address eligible communities' disaster mitigation needs. The State Action Plan was developed in partnership with state agencies working on resiliency efforts, as well as with input from local communities and stakeholders to determine Florida's most critical disaster mitigation needs.

The State Action Plan Approved by HUD is posted below.

CDBG-Mitigation State Action Plan | Spanish | Hatian Creole

DEO held a 45-day public comment period during which comments were submitted on the State Action Plan. A summary of comments is included in the State Action Plan.

To access CDBG-MIT funding available for Hurricane Michael-impacted communities, DEO will develop a substantial amendment to the State Action Plan, which will be posted to this page for public comment.



 Programs for 2016-2017 Storms

The funds made available through HUD's Community Development Block Grant - Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) for 2016-2017 storms were used to fund these disaster mitigation programs to better protect Florida communities from future disasters:

 

 

Community Workshops for Previous Mitigation Funding
As part of the development of the State Action Plan, DEO hosted a series of regional public workshops in Florida communities impacted by storms in 2016 and 2017 to seek feedback and input for the use of CDBG-MIT funds. Times and locations are shown below, along with the presentation that was given.

Community Workshops PowerPoint Presentation | Spanish | Haitian Creole



DUVAL COUNTY

Date:
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Time:
5:00 p.m.
Location:
University of North Florida
Adam W. Herbert University Center
Board of Trustees Room
12000 Alumni Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224

BREVARD COUNTY

Date:
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Time:
2:00 p.m.
Location:
Brevard County Government Center
County Commission Chambers
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg. C, First Floor 
Viera, FL 32940


PINELLAS COUNTY

Date:
Thursday, October 31, 2019 
Time:
9:30 a.m.
Location:
Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
4000 Gateway Centre Blvd., STE 100
Pinellas Park, FL 33782



LEE COUNTY
Date:
Monday, November 4, 2019
Time:
3:00 p.m.
Location:
North Fort Myers Public Library, Meeting Room AB 
2001 N. Tamiami Trail
North Fort Myers, FL 33903

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
Date:
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Time:
2:00 p.m.
Location:
Town of Cutler Bay
Council Chambers
10720 Caribbean Boulevard Suite 115
Cutler Bay, Florida, 33189


PALM BEACH COUNTY
Date:
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Time:
1:00 p.m.
Location:
South Florida Water Management District
3301 Gun Club Road, B-1
West Palm Beach, FL 33406



MONROE COUNTY
Date:
Thursday, November 7
Time:
2:00 p.m.
Location:
City of Marathon
Council Chambers
9805 Overseas Highway
Marathon, Florida 33050


Statewide Webinar for 2016-2017 Storms
To provide more information on the state’s new mitigation program, DEO hosted a statewide webinar on Wednesday, October 16. The webinar and its transcript are posted below.



Transcript - CDBG-Mitigation Statewide Webinar October 16, 2019
Slides - CDBG-Mitigation Statewide Webinar October 16, 2019 | Spanish | Haitian Creole



Timeline

 

April 11, 2018 – HUD announced state of Florida would receive $633,485,000 for mitigation activities in Florida communities that experienced major declared disaster events during 2016 and 2017.

April 11, 2019 - One-year anniversary of HUD announcing state of Florida would receive $633,485,000 for mitigation activities. The required Federal Register outlining rules governing the use of mitigation dollars had yet to be published.

August 23, 2019 - HUD published the Federal Register necessary for DEO to work with partners to develop the federally required State Action Plan.

December 6, 2019 - DEO posted initial draft of State Action Plan for public comment.

January 20, 2020 - Public comment period closed.

February 3, 2020 - DEO submitted the State Action Plan to HUD. HUD now has 60 days to review and either approve or disapprove the plan.

April 3, 2020 - State Action Plan approved by HUD.

April 15, 2020 - Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program launched.

May 15, 2020 - Rebuild Florida General Planning Support Program launched.

June 15, 2020 - Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program launched.  

February 02, 2021 – HUD announced state of Florida would receive $46,900,000 for mitigation activities in Florida communities impacted by Hurricane Michael

April 15, 2021 - DEO launched the CDBG-Mitigation for Hurricane Michael Survey.

April 20-22, 2021 - DEO hosted a series of public workshops in communities impacted by Hurricane Michael to seek input for the use of CDBG-Mitigation funds

April 26, 2021 - DEO hosted a public webinar to seek input for the use of CDBG-Mitigation for Hurricane Michael funds.

May 24, 2021 - DEO to post initial draft of the Substantial Amendment to the State Action Plan for public comment.

 
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