Department of Community Affairs, Division of Housing and Community Development

  • Notice of Funding Availability

     

    Florida Small Cities Community Development Block

    Grant Program – Notice of Anticipated Funding Availability

    The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announces anticipated funding availability under the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

    In response to the current foreclosure and subprime mortgage crisis, Congress enacted and the President signed into law, the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. Title III of Division B of that Act (Public Law 110-289, approved July 30, 2008) appropriated $3.92 billion for emergency assistance for redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed homes and residential properties. The grant program provided under Title III is commonly referred to as the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). The State of Florida, through the Department of Community Affairs, will receive $91.14 million in NSP funds. In order to receive NSP funds, the State of Florida submitted a substantial amendment to the 2008 CDBG action plan to HUD as required in Federal Register Notice, Vol. 73, No. 194, December 1, 2008. The Department of Community Affairs will allocate $88,041,478 to eligible local governments in accordance with the substantial amendment submitted to HUD.

    Federal Register Notice, Vol. 73, No. 194, also requires that no less than 25 percent, or $22,785,000, of the State’s allocation must assist the NSP Low-Income (NSPLI) target population not exceeding 50 percent of area median income. These funds will target each geographic area receiving a regular state allocation based on both its proportionate allocation of regular state NSP funds and its proportionate concentration of NSPLI target population. In addition, these funds shall be used to provide rental housing.

    Eligible applicants for NSP funds are the local governments listed below.

    Local Government

    Jurisdiction

    County

    Allocation

    Amount

    Alachua County

    Alachua

    $2,929,238

    Bay County

    Bay

    $2,523,747

    Titusville

    Brevard

    $2,113,781

    Melbourne

    Brevard

    $1,920,191

    Davie

    Broward

    $2,316,292

    Charlotte County

    Charlotte

    $6,787,057

    Citrus County

    Citrus

    $2,171,420

    Clay County

    Clay

    $3,638,523

    Palm Coast

    Flagler

    $2,664,903

    Hernando County

    Hernando

    $5,644,384

    Indian River County

    Indian River

    $4,680,825

    Tallahassee

    Leon

    $2,945,670

    Bradenton

    Manatee

    $2,576,267

    Ocala

    Marion

    $1,743,205

    Martin County

    Martin

    $3,537,463

    Miami Beach

    Miami-Dade

    $2,549,551

    Okaloosa County

    Okaloosa

    $3,258,435

    Apopka

    Orange

    $1,909,966

    Osceola County

    Osceola

    $14,091,818

    Delray Beach

    Palm Beach

    $1,905,005

    Clearwater

    Pinellas

    $2,845,751

    Santa Rosa County

    Santa Rosa

    $2,365,403

    St. Johns County

    St. Johns

    $2,489,443

    Ft. Pierce

    St. Lucie

    $2,085,396

    St. Lucie County

    St. Lucie

    $3,984,601

    Daytona Beach

    Volusia

    $2,363,142

     

    Total =

    $88,041,478

     

    Eligible local governments interested in receiving funds must return the Intent to Apply Form to the Department by February 6, 2009. The completed form may be transmitted to the Department via E-mail, Fax (850)922-5609, or by regular mail.

    The application cycle for NSP funding will begin February 20, 2009 and end at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) April 6, 2009. Applications must be submitted on forms required by and in the format specified by the Department and must be received in the CDBG Program Office by 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on the deadline date. The completed application must be submitted to the following address:

    Attention: CDBG Program

    Department of Community Affairs

    Sadowski Building, Room 260

    2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard

    Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100

    To assist local governments in the application process, the Department will conduct an NSP Application Workshop on February 19, 2009 in Orlando at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel located at 60 South Ivanhoe Boulevard. For reservations, call the hotel directly at (407)425-4455. Workshop registration information, as well as application forms and instructions, may be obtained by writing to the address above or accessed at the Department’s website: http://www.floridacommunitydevelopment.org/cdbg/NSP.cfm.

    If you have questions, please contact: Gail Stafford, Interim Administrator of the Small Cities CDBG Program, or Judy Peacock, Planning Manager, at (850)487-3644 or by E-mail at: gail.stafford@dca.state.fl.us or judy.peacock@dca.state.fl.us.

    Any person requiring special accommodations at the workshop because of a disability or physical impairment should contact: Pat Harvey, Department of Community Affairs, (850)487-3644, at least seven days before the workshop to request the accommodation. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Department of Community Affairs using the Florida Dual Party Relay System, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD).

     

     

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