Taylor County Board of Commissioners approved moving forward with grant submission to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) Rebuild Florida General Planning Support Program (GPS) on July 6, 2020. The County will be requesting funding assistance in the amount of $450,000 for a county-wide Flooding and Stormwater Drainage Plan. The State of Florida anticipates having $20,000,000 available to provide funding assistance to eligible entities for planning activities which will mitigate the natural disaster hazards included in the Florida CDBG-MIT Action Plan: flooding; coastal erosion; wildfires; severe storm; and tropical cyclones.
The County has a 14-day public comment on the grant application from Monday, July 13, 2020, through Monday, July 27, 2020. All questions and comments received will be posted online and submitted to FDEO with the grant application. Public comments as well as obtaining additional information can be made to Jami Evans, Grants Coordinator at email@example.com, and (850) 838-3553 or to Melody Cox, Grants Writer at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (850) 371-0377. If you wish to provide public comment and require any special accommodations to do so, please contact Jami Evans at 850-838-3553 by July 20, 2020, to enable the County to provide reasonable accommodations at no cost to the individual in need of accommodation.
Additional information on the General Planning Support Program may also be obtained at floridajob.org/rebuildflorida/mitigation