Community Development Block Grant Notice of Public Hearing

Wakulla County Board of Commissioners

Wakulla County Board of Commissioners is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the 2019 Fiscal Year Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for up to $750,000 in funding. These funds must be used for one of the following purposes:
1. To benefit low and moderate income persons; or
2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or
3. To meet other community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs.

The activity categories for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neighborhood and commercial revitalization, or economic development (new jobs). Eligible uses of funds include such physical improvement activities as housing and commercial building rehabilitation, clearance, water and sewer improvements, street improvements, drainage, housing site development, parking, and loans to businesses. Additional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing.

For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons.

In developing an application for submission to DEO, the County must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, the County is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons.
The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's housing, economic and other community development needs will be held on August 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., or as soon as possible thereafter, during the Wakulla County Board of County Commission meeting held in the Wakulla County Commission Chambers, 29 Arran Road, Crawfordville, FL.

Wakulla County does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin or against any other protected class. In addition, any reasonable accommodations required by the public may be arranged through the Wakulla County Administration office by calling (850) 926-0919.