TOWN OF PONCE DE LEON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT – CDBG MITIGATION (CDBG-MIT)
PUBLIC HEARING AND SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE
HUD recently allocated $46,926,000 in CDBG-MIT funding for the General Infrastructure Program (GIP) for Hurricane Michael-impacted communities. DEO will use a subrecipient model to deliver funding for approved projects. Funding will be awarded to selected subrecipients through a request for applications (RFA) process in accordance with established application guidelines and evaluation criteria. Eligible activities include only projects that will demonstrably increase community resilience. These might include the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or installation (including design features and improvements that promote energy efficiency) of public works, public facilities (except for buildings for the general conduct of government), and site or other improvements.
Each activity must meet one of the following National Objectives:
1. To benefit low and moderate income persons; or
2. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs.
This public notice is to solicit citizen comments on the consideration of an application of proposed projects.
The Town of Ponce de Leon plans to apply to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a grant under the CDBG Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) category in the estimated amount of 4,625,615.00 from the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-MIT) Program. For each activity that is proposed, at least 51% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons or address an urgent need. The activity for which the Town is applying is:The Town of Ponce de Leon intends to rehabilitate, harden, and expand its Fire Station/Public Safety Complex to better serve residents in the area before, during, and after disasters.The Town does not anticipate any persons will be displaced as a result of the planned CDBG funded activities. If any persons are displaced as a result of the planned activities, the Town of Ponce de Leon will assist them as described in the Town's anti-displacement and relocation policy, which is available for review at Town Hall.
A public hearing and special meeting of the Town Council to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held at the Ponce de Leon Town Hall, 1580 Highway 90, Ponce de Leon, FL 32455, on June 1, 2022, at 5:00PM CST. More information will be available for review at Town Hall, Monday – Friday, between the hours of 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Persons that wish to submit written
comments regarding the application should submit them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at
Town Hall no later than 4:30PM CST on June 1, 2022. Applications are due no later than June 10, 2022.
This public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in the hearing is asked to advise the Town at least five (5) days before the hearing by phone at (850) 836-4361
or by email at email@example.com. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Town using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).
Any non-English speaking person that wishes to attend the public hearing should contact the Town by phone at (850) 836-4361 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org at least five (5) days prior to the hearing and an interpreter will be provided.
Cualquier persona que no hable inglés y desee asistir a la audiencia pública debe comunicarse con la Ciudad al (850) 836-4361 o por correo electrónico a email@example.com al menos cinco (5) días antes de la audiencia y se proporcionará un intérprete.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/FAIR HOUSING AND HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE JURISDICTION
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