Department of Community Affairs, Division of Housing and Community Development  

  • Notice of Funding Availability

    The Department of Community Affairs, Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, announces the availability of $2 million in emergency set-aside funding for disaster recovery projects related to Hurricane Dennis. Eligible applicants are those communities that currently participate in the Florida Small Cities CDBG Program in the following counties.



    Eligible Applicants

    Allocation (County Cap)






    Santa Rosa

    Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton




    Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Franklin County




    Islamorada, Key Colony Beach, Key West, Layton, Marathon, Monroe County




    Sopchoppy, St. Marks, Wakulla County




    DeFuniak Springs, Freeport, Paxton, Walton County



    Communities may apply jointly or individually for the funding. However, the amounts noted above are the maximum funds available by county. Should the total funds requested exceed the county cap, no single jurisdiction will receive more than the county cap divided by the number of requests submitted by eligible county applicants, or the eligible applicants represented therein.

    The emergency set-aside funding may be used for any CDBG eligible activity that is needed in order to recover from the effects of Hurricane Dennis. The purpose of the funds is to fund eligible activities that address serious, urgent community needs that pose an immediate and direct threat to the health, safety and welfare of residents of low and moderate-income. The activities to be funded must be documented as being directly related to the disaster event covered in the Governor’s executive order. The amount of funds requested shall be limited to that amount necessary to address the emergency need only.

    At least 51% of the funding must benefit low and moderate-income persons. Eligible communities that are interested in receiving funding must provide a statement of intent to apply for the funds no later than March 31, 2006. The statement can be transmitted to the Department by fax (850)922-5609 or by regular mail. Local governments interested in receiving funds must also provide the following information, which serves as the application, to the Department no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST), on April 20, 2006:

    Name of Local Government


    Telephone and Fax Numbers

    Email Address

    Proposed project budget, including the total dollar amount being requested

    Cover letter signed by the Chief Elected Official

    Narrative that includes: a description of needs, activities that will be undertaken, the proposed service area and the approximate number of low and moderate-income persons that will benefit from the project.

    The requested information must be submitted to:

    Florida Small Cities CDBG Program

    Department of Community Affairs

    2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard 

    Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100 

    Requirements related to the regular Florida Small Cities CDBG Program must be met. Local governments are encouraged to contact the Department if planning or administrative support is needed.

    Please contact Monya Newmyer, Administrator of the Florida Small Cities CDBG Program, at (850)487-3644 or if you have questions or need additional information.

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