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Notice of Public Comments and Intent to Apply for CDBG-DR Grant Funds Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization Funding Program for Hurricane Michael Recovery

The City of Chattahoochee, Florida anticipates applying for Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization Program Funding for Hurricane Michael Recovery in the maximum amount of two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist in the recovery efforts from Hurricane Michael.  Funding will be administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).

This public notice is to solicit citizen comments on the proposed project.  The public comment period begins March 19, 2021 and ends on April 2, 2021at 4:30 PM EST.  For information on this public notice or project or to provide comments on the proposed project, please contact Robert Presnell, Chattahoochee City Manager via email at [email protected].

The City of Chattahoochee has selected the project that best meets the requirements of the Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization Program. It builds upon the uniqueness of our communities, culture, and economy, and it casts visions for the future, especially post-Hurricane Michael, both physically and economically.

Project:  Economic Revitalization of Downtown Chattahoochee (Cost to the City of Chattahoochee $0.00)

  • Support a vibrant and prosperous downtown with improved streetscapes on Washington Street
  • Improve pedestrian safety and parking within the downtown area
  • Create new outdoor experiences and recreation opportunities between Washington Street and the alleyway
  • Design alleys parallel to Washington Street to provide bike, golf cart and pedestrian connections

In total, 60 million dollars has recently become available through the DEO’s Hometown Revitalization Program to fund infrastructure and improvement projects with a focus on improvements to commercial areas that were impacted by Hurricane Michael.

The program guidelines for the Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization Funding Program are available on the DEO website.

This public notice and comment period is being conducted pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure accessibility to all.  Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this public notification is asked to reach out to Robert Presnell at 850-663-4475 or [email protected].  If you are hearing, speech impaired, or need other accommodations, please contact Robert Presnell using Florida Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1, which can provide many different services including Spanish to English translation.