Due to Hurricane Dorian, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is extending the deadline for local governments to submit applications for the $85 million Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program. The original deadline of Friday, August 30, 2019, has been extended to Thursday, October 31, 2019. Additionally, local governments that have already submitted applications will be allowed to amend and resubmit their applications for funding.
“With Hurricane Dorian approaching, we want Florida’s communities to be fully focused on preparedness activities,” said Ken Lawson, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. “By extending the application deadline for the Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program, we’re ensuring eligible local governments have every opportunity to apply for these critical disaster recovery funds.”
Grant funding can be used by local governments to restore and improve infrastructure in areas damaged by Hurricane Irma or as match funding for other federal programs to carry out eligible, federal Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) infrastructure activity. Local governments may apply individually or as a regional group for grant funding for infrastructure projects that meet program requirements, including demonstrating Hurricane Irma impacts and primarily benefiting low- to moderate- income populations.
For more information about the program, visit the Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program’s webpage. Rebuild Florida, a partnership of DEO and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, launched in September 2018 to use federal funding for Florida’s long-term disaster recovery efforts. For more information, visit RebuildFlorida.gov.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity combines the state’s economic, workforce and community development efforts, expediting economic development projects to fuel job creation in competitive communities and promote economic resiliency. For more information, including valuable resources for employers and job seekers, please visit floridajobs.org.