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The City of Haines City anticipates applying for the Rebuild Florida General Planning Support Program (GPS) funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This program was established 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 (CDBG-MIT) Program. The DEO allocated a total of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000.00) in funding for the Rebuild Florida GPS Program.
The City of Haines City anticipates applying through the CDBG-MIT GPS. This funding is to perform wastewater collection system analysis and data collection tasks. These tasks include, but are not limited to, lift station data collection, lift station analysis, pressurized wastewater collection system modeling, gravity wastewater collection system accounting, and a criticality analysis of the pressurized collection system.
Activities that are typically eligible for funding under the CDBG Program are suitable. Other specific additional activities, as outlined in the State of Florida CDBG-MIT Action Plan, are generally permissible, as well, if no other funding is available to meet the need. Applications are due to DEO no later than July 31, 2020.
The City of Haines City anticipates submitting applications for the procurement of these services upon award of the grant, after a reasonable time frame.
Any resident wishing to know more about the proposed project should contact Ms. Tracy Mercer, Director of Special Projects at 863-421-9972 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information relating to the proposed project and application can also be accessed on the City of Haines City website located at www.hainescity.com. Comments from the public must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. All comments will be considered. Proposed changes will be submitted to DEO.
Information relating to the proposed project and application is available for review between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the City of Haines City. City Hall is located at 620 East Main Street, Haines City, FL, 33844.
Any non-English speaking person wishing to provide a response to this public notice should contact Ms. Tracy Mercer, Director of Special Projects at 863-421-9972 or email at email@example.com at least five calendar days prior to July 30, 2020 and a language interpreter will be provided.