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Posted on: August 14, 2023

[ARCHIVED] REMINDER: Public Comment Meeting TOMORROW (August 15)

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REMINDER: Public meeting Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. at DiamondHead 


Resident participation meetings throughout unincorporated Lee County and in municipalities are planned in August to receive public comment and input on the Draft Action Plan for the $1.1 billion Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

The Draft Action Plan will be published at for review and comment beginning Aug. 1 through Aug. 31, 2023. Comments can be emailed to, mailed to Lee County Administration in care of the Office of Strategic Resources, 2115 Second St., Fort Myers, Fl, 33901, or provided during one of the public meetings. 

 CDBG-DR funds may be spent on a limited number of eligible activities related to impacts from Hurricane Ian that include housing, infrastructure, economic revitalization, public services and planning. At least 70% of the grant must be used for projects that benefit Low-to-Moderate Income households, which HUD defines as a family at or below 80% of Area Median Income. For example, in Lee County a single-person household would qualify at $47,700 or less per year, whereas the limit for total household income is $68,100 per year for a family of four.

The Lee Board of County Commissioners at a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Aug. 1, is expected to vote to approve the Draft CDBG-DR Action Plan Publication for the public comment period, which begins with these resident participation meetings spanning Aug. 2 through Aug. 29. After public input has been received, Lee County will submit the Action Plan to HUD for review and approval.

Public meetings are:

  • 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023

Town of Fort Myers Beach / DiamondHead Beach Resort
 2000 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 

  • 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023

Veterans Park

55 Homestead Road, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936

  • 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023

The Heights Center

15570 Hagie Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908

  • 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023

City of Fort Myers / Stars Complex

2980 Edison Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33916

  • 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023

Pine Island Elementary School

5360 Ridgewood Drive, Bokeelia, FL 33922

  • 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2023

City of Sanibel / Big Arts Sanibel

900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

 The CDBG-DR webpage will continue to serve as an informational resource for CDBG-DR activities. Interested parties are encouraged to visit for updates.

 Lee County’s Office of Strategic Resources and Government Affairs has prepared a timeline describing the necessary steps and other information at This webpage will continue to serve as an informational resource for CDBG-DR activities. Interested parties are encouraged to visit this resource periodically for updates.

 The Lee Board of County Commissioners received a staff update and presentation June 27. To view the meeting video, visit the county’s YouTube channel, and search for the date. The agenda and presentation can also be found online at


Draft plan - CDBG-DR
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