Public Notice of Grant Application for the
REBUILD FLORIDA CDBG-MITIGATION GENERAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM
For the City of Port St. Lucie, Florida
The City of Port St. Lucie, Florida anticipates applying for Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Program funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support long-term mitigation efforts by assisting the State of Florida and its local governments in minimizing or eliminating the risks and reducing losses from future disasters. This program is being administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) through the Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation General Infrastructure Program (CDBG-MIT GIP). The total allocation for the CDBG-MIT GIP Round II funding is $175,000,000 with a minimum funding request of $2,000,000 per application. No local match is required to apply for the funding.
The City of Port St. Lucie, Florida is submitting three (3) applications for Utility and Public Works projects for a total of $19,270,000 in funding through the CDBG-MIT GIP Round II. The projects are as follows:
3) The City of Port St. Lucie Public Works Department is requesting $2,700,000 to retrofit the Tiffany Pump Outfall Channel. The project consists of removing up to 3 ft of existing vegetation and muck from the outfall channel, re-grading the outfall channel with 3 to 1 side slopes to improve maintenance access, and installation of grass sod on all disturbed berm and side slope areas above the normal water elevation to provide erosion protection and reduce sedimentation. This outfall channel retrofit is required to improve flood protection, hydraulic performance, and water quality during hurricanes and severe storm events.
In accordance with guidance provided by HUD, the public input requirement for this program includes the option to post information about the proposed funding projects on a public website with a 14-day public comment period Please forward any comments or questions to the Neighborhood Improvement and Community Engagement Office at firstname.lastname@example.org (please indicate “REBUILD FLORIDA” in the Subject line of the email) by Monday, September 13, 2021. NOTE: A copy of this post and any public comments received will be provided to DEO as part of the funding application. To receive a copy of the proposed applications, please contact Utility Infrastructure Manager John Eason at 772-873-6487 and Public Works Deputy Director John Dunton at 772-344-4035.