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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 

FROM LEE COUNTY:

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 www.leegov.com/recovery/cdbg-dr for review and comment beginning Aug. 1 through Aug. 31, 2023. Comments can be emailed to recovery@leegov.com, 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 www.leegov.com/recovery/cdbg-dr for updates.

 Lee County’s Office of Strategic Resources and Government Affairs has prepared a timeline describing the necessary steps and other information at www.leegov.com/recovery/cdbg-dr. 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, www.youtube.com/@LeeCountyFLBOCC/videos and search for the date. The agenda and presentation can also be found online at www.leegov.com/bocc/meetings/agendas

 

Draft plan - CDBG-DR
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