Board of County Commissioners
Contact: Emily Hunter
Communications Coordinator 863.675.5304
CDBG-MIT Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program
(June 16, 2020) – LaBelle, Fla. – Hendry County is requesting public comment in regard to the submission of an application to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds for disaster mitigation.
Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program
FL DEO has allocated $75 million in Community Development Block Grant - Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding, to the Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program to assist units of general local government and state agencies to harden critical buildings that serve a public safety purpose for local communities.
The County plans to submit two applications for funds to upgrade and harden critical facilities in the County. The proposed projects are:
- The County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in LaBelle; and,
- The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Station 219 in LaBelle.
These improvements would allow the County to ensure these public safety buildings are rated for responders to stage or shelter in place during wind events, such as a hurricane. Ensuring that we can stage our first responders in these facilities and allow them to operate at full capacity is critical in the case of a standard emergencies and large events such as hurricanes.
Applications for this program are due to DEO on June 30, 2020.
Any person wishing to make written comments regarding the application should submit them by June 26, 2020 to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail your comments to:
c/o Tammar Hammar
640 S. Main Street
LaBelle, FL 33975
Hendry County Board of County Commissioners – Public Information Office Post Office Box 2340 – LaBelle, FL 33975-2340
863.675.5220/main – 863.674.4194/fax – www.hendryfla.net