Rebuild Florida’s Mitigation Program

CDBG-MIT

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that $633 million in first-of-its-kind funding would be available to the state of Florida for disaster mitigation projects in areas impacted by presidentially declared disasters in 2016 and 2017. These funds are available through HUD's newly created Community Development Block Grant - Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) program and will be used to fund disaster mitigation projects to better protect Florida from future disasters.

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State Action Plan
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is leading 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 initial draft of 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. A completed plan must be submitted to HUD for review no later than February 3, 2020. 

An initial draft of the State Action Plan is posted below for public comment:

CDBG-Mitigation State Action Plan Draft for Public Comment
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Public Comment Form


All Floridians are encouraged to review the State Action Plan. Comments on the State Action Plan may be submitted to DEO until January 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Comments may be submitted by email to CDBG-MIT@deo.myflorida.com or by mail to:

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Office of Disaster Recovery
Attention: CDBG-Mitigation Program
The Caldwell Building
107 East Madison Street, MSC-400
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Please record your comment on the Public Comment Form and attach the completed form to your email or letter.

Comments will be included in the final version of the State Action Plan which will be posted publicly on the Rebuild Florida mitigation page.

Community Workshops
As part of the development of the State Action Plan, DEO hosted a series of regional public workshops across Florida to seek feedback and input for the use of CDBG-MIT funds. Times and locations are shown below, along the presentation that was given.

Community Workshops PowerPoint Presentation



DUVAL COUNTY
Date:
Tuesday, October 29
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
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
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
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
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
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


 

Mitigation Survey
DEO has been actively working with local, state and federal partners to gather feedback and input on the type of mitigation projects that would best serve those impacted by recent hurricanes. DEO launched an online survey in May 2019 in an effort to gather feedback from Florida communities on their mitigation priorities in anticipation of the need for information to develop the State Action Plan. The survey closed on November 30, 2019.

Statewide Webinar
To provide more information on the state’s new mitigation program as well as next steps on the development of the State Action Plan, 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



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 posts initial draft of State Action Plan for public comment.

February 3, 2020 - State Action Plan to be submitted by state to HUD. Components of the action plan development process include:

  • Consultation with stakeholders, including impacted local governments, Indian tribes, and public housing authorities (a process started by DEO prior to issuance federal guidance and currently ongoing).
  • Translation of action plan in to various languages required by HUD. Translation services can take a month or longer for some languages.
  • A 45-day public comment period is required prior to submitting the action plan to HUD. DEO's Office of Disaster Recovery must then respond to all public comments received to include when submitting the state action plan to HUD for approval.
  • Once submitted, HUD has 60 days to review the action plan and approve or reject plan with comments.

   

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