Sarasota County announces this Notice of Funding Availability (“NOFA”) from the Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) Disaster Recovery Fund (the “Funds”) to be used within Sarasota County for Infrastructure and Public Facilities.
Donor Name: Sarasota County
County: Sarasota County (FL)
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: More than $1 million
Grant Duration: Grant Duration Not Mentioned
The purpose of the program is to address the critical needs of infrastructure and public facilities and is designed to promote sound, sustainable long-term recovery, and resiliency from natural disasters.
The Infrastructure and Public Facilities Program is a grant program that provides funding for unmet recovery and mitigation needs for infrastructure and public facilities. The damage to infrastructure and public facilities was shared by Sarasota County, public entities, and nonprofits. In order to ensure an efficient and coordinated distribution of funds for infrastructure and public facilities, Sarasota County will administer the grant award process and review and allocate funds for infrastructure and public facilities projects awarded by Sarasota County. Projects awarded are to be undertaken by Sarasota County public entities and nonprofits.
Resilient SRQ is a Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program, an allocation of funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to rebuild disaster-impacted areas when a president declares a major disaster and there are significant unmet needs for long-term recovery in the community.
Each project funded through this program must meet at least one of HUD’s National Objectives:
- Benefit to LMI persons;
- Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; and
- Meet a need having a particular urgency (referred to as urgent need).
The Infrastructure and Public Facilities program is designed to promote sound, sustainable long-term recovery, and resiliency from natural disasters. Approved projects will require construction standards that support long-term sustainability and resilience against future disasters.
The total funding amount available for Infrastructure and Public Facilities projects is $45,000,000.
Most of the CDBG-DR appropriations under this program mandate funds to be utilized for necessary expenses related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, and restoration of infrastructure in the most impacted and distressed areas. Generally, activities focus on rebuilding or replacing affected public facilities or improvements. Typical activities include, but are not limited to:
- Flood control and drainage repair and improvements, including the construction or rehabilitation of stormwater management systems.
- Restoration of infrastructure, such as water and sewer facilities, streets, provision of permanent generators, bridges, etc.
- Demolition, rehabilitation, or construction of programmatically eligible public or semi-public facilities, such as fire stations, shelters, food banks.
- Acquisition (easement, right-of-way [ROW]) following the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended (URA).
- Rehabilitation of schools, healthcare centers, water or wastewater facilities, drainage improvements, and similar projects.
CDBG-DR funds can be allocated to the following groups within Sarasota County:
- Non-profit organizations registered as 501(c)(3) or (4) entities, offering public services to residents of Sarasota County.
- Public entities with infrastructure or public facilities needs within Sarasota County.
For more information, visit Sarasota County.