Attention: Public Comments Requested

Monday 15 June Attention: Public Comments Requested

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) has announced the availability of $75,000,000  to fund critical facility hardening projects in impacted communities. The City of Port St. Lucie is interested in applying for two Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program grants totaling $15,000,000 for the following City projects:

Prineville Water Treatment Plant Hardening Project (approximately $8,000,000), which includes the addition of hardening measures to strengthen the City’s Water Treatment Plant Facility emergency generator building, replacement of the generator with a larger generator to accommodate additional demands, hardening of structural elements related to the plants filter system and replacement of the plants main western distribution line at the plant to provide greater redundancy and resiliency in providing potable water to its primary service area.

The City is seeking 100% FDEO grant funding for these projects, as these are unfunded needs the City has that are a necessary element of the City’s storm mitigation strategy.  The public is invited to provide comments on the above projects and grant opportunity until June 30, 2020. Please provide your comments or submit a request for a copy of the grant applications to John Eason at

The City of Port St. Lucie also intends to seek a $5 million Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to replace the Thornhill Public Works facility. The single-story structure, located on Thornhill Drive, has been assessed with mold problems and is not safe during extreme weather conditions. The new hardened Public Works building will be hurricane-rated and will provide backup emergency operations center capabilities. A project description is available for public review. Please contact Michael Byrd at 772-871-7332 or for a copy. Comments are due by 5 p.m. on June 30, 2020.

Public Notice FDEO Grant