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CDBG MIT Grant Projects Slated

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WEBSITE PUBLIC NOTICE

 

PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED CDBG DISASTER RECOVERY MITIGATION INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS FOR THE CITY OF GRACEVILLE

The City of Graceville anticipates applying for Round Two of the Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Program (GIP) 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) thru the Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Program. A total of six hundred eighty million four hundred eleven thousand dollars ($680,411,000.00) in funding has been allocated by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Program.  The funding will be allocated through three separate funding cycles which will be held over a three-year period with the second funding cycle, to have applications due in to DEO on or before June 10, 2022.  The amount of funding available in the third GIP application cycle is forty-two million two hundred twenty-three thousand, four hundred forty dollars ($42,223,440.00). The minimum allowable grant request is five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00). Eligible types of projects are those that demonstrate increased community resiliency. Examples of some of the types of projects encouraged by DEO are as follows:

  • Restoration of critical infrastructure (such as water and sewer facilities, streets, removal of debris, drainage, bridges, etc.) 
  • Re-nourishment of protective coastal dune systems and state beaches 
  • Building or fortifying buildings that are essential to the health, safety and welfare of a community (this can include shelters, police stations, fire stations, parks and recreational centers, community and senior centers, hospitals, clinics, schools and educational facilities and other public properties) 
  • Rehabilitation or construction of stormwater management systems 
  •  Improvements to drainage facilities 
  • Reconstruction of lift stations and sewage treatment plants 
  • Road repair and improvement and bridge strengthening 
  • Upgrading of communications, energy, transportation and health and medical resources and systems 
  • Development of mitigation standards, regulations, policies and programs  
  • Dam safety programs, seawalls and levee systems; 
  • Acquisition of flood prone and environmentally-sensitive lands; 
  • Retrofitting/hardening/elevating structures and critical facilities 
  • Relocation of structures, infrastructure and facilities out of vulnerable areas; 
  •  Permanent relocation of residential housing and businesses located in high-risk areas through voluntary buyback programs and rebuilding in low-risk areas 
  • Public awareness/education campaigns 
  • Improvement of warning and evacuation systems 

The City of Graceville anticipates submitting two applications for a total of five million five hundred ninety-six thousand four hundred seventy-nine dollars ($5,596,479.00) in funding through Round Three of the CDBG-GIP General Infrastructure Program.

Activities that are typically eligible for funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program as well as specific additional activities as outlined in the State of Florida CDBG-MIT Action Plan for the program are eligible projects if no other funding is available to meet the need. Applications are due in DEO no later than 5:00 PM ET on June 10, 2022.

The City of Graceville anticipates submitting two (2) separate applications for funding.  The project synopsis and budget for the two (2) applications being submitted are as follows:

 

Sanitary Sewer Collection System Infiltration and Inflow Project Mitigation: Point repairs and lining of existing sanitary sewer wastewater collection system service laterals, replacement and or rehabilitation of the existing manholes, and other inlets located within the Service Area currently allowing stormwater inflows into the wastewater collection system. The City of Graceville anticipates submitting an application for the following improvements:

 

Structure Name

Project Address or Description

CDBG-MIT
 Funding

CDBG-DR

Total Project Costs

Project Administration

N/A

$222,089.00

$0.00

$222,089.00

Project Engineering

N/A

$425,265.00

$0.00

$425,265.00

Wastewater Resiliency & Hardening Improvements 

Within the service area: 1) Remove and replace approximately 50 sanitary sewer manholes. 2) Reline and rehabilitate approximately 50 sanitary sewer manholes. 3) Line and complete point repairs on approximately 200 service laterals. 4) Restore road pavement in areas where work was completed.

$3,794,397.00

$5,235,000.00

$9,029,397.00

Totals

 

$4,441,751.00

$5,235,000.00

$9,676,751.00

 

General City-Wide Potable Water System-Wide Updates:   The City proposes to utilize CDBG Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) assistance to address the inadequacies of the City’s Potable Water System to ensure continuity of service during future hurricanes and heavy rain events. The project proposes to installing one (1) new emergency electrical generator at Well Site Number Three that currently is not equipped with an emergency electrical generator and installing two (2) new emergency electrical generators to replace the existing aging emergency electrical generators at Well Number Six and Well Number Seven.  Additionally, the City will utilize the CDBG Disaster Recovery funds to install a system-wide SCADA system that will allow the Public Works staff to remotely monitor and operate the Potable Water System without placing themselves in danger during and in the aftermath of disaster events. The City of Graceville anticipates submitting this application for the following improvements:

 

Structure Name

Project Address or Description

CDBG-MIT
 Funding

 

Total Project Costs

Project Administration

N/A

$57,250.00

 

$57,250.00

Project Engineering

N/A

$177,289.00

 

$177,289.00

Potable Water System Improvements (Includes Project Delivery, Environmental Review and Permitting)

Rehabilitate the potable water wells, replacing floats and transducers. Additionally, install emergency electrical generators and SCADA communications at three (3) potable water wells and pump stations.

$920,189.00

 

$920,189.00

Total:

 

$1,154,728.00

 

$1,154,728.00

 

Any resident wishing to know more about the proposed project should contact Ms. Misty Smith, City Clerk, City of Graceville at (850) 263-3250 or at email (gracevilleclerk850@yahoo.net).  Information relating to the proposed project and application can be accessed on the City of Graceville website located at https://www.cityofgraceville.com/. Comments from the public must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2022.  All comments will be considered, and proposed changes will be submitted to DEO.  Information relating to the proposed project and application is available for review between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. CT at the City of Graceville, City Hall located at 5348 Cliff Street, Graceville, Florida, 32440.

Any non-English speaking person wishing to provide a response to this public notice should contact Ms. Misty Smith, City Clerk, City of Graceville at (850) 263-3250 or at email (gracevilleclerk850@yahoo.com) at least five calendar days prior to Thursday, June 9, 2022 and a language interpreter will be provided.


 

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