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Posted on: December 5, 2017

First Public Hearing Notice for Community Development Block Grant Dec. 11

The City of DeFuniak Springs is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for a FFY 2017 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The City is eligible to apply in the neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, housing rehabilitation, and economic development categories. Construction activities funded through the CDBG Program must meet one of the following National Objectives:
  1. Provide benefit to low- and moderate-income persons;
  2. Prevent or eliminate slum or blight conditions; or
  3. Meet a need of recent origin having a particular urgency.

The types of activities that CDBG funds may be used for include constructing storm water ponds, paving roads and sidewalks, installing sewer and water lines, building a community center or park, making improvements to a sewage treatment plant, and rehabilitating low-income homes. Additional information regarding the range of activities that could be funded will be provided at the public hearing.

In developing a CDBG application, the City of DeFuniak Springs must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of the activities. In addition, the City of DeFuniak Springs is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons.

A public hearing to obtain citizen comment concerning the City’s economic and community development needs will be held at City Hall, 71 US Highway 90 West, on December 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. For information concerning the public hearing, contact Chris Mitchell, Grants Administrator, at (850) 892-8500 or by e-mail at

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in the hearing is asked to advise the City at least five days before the hearing by contacting Chris Mitchell at (850) 892-8500. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the City using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800) 955-8770 (Voice).

Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Chris Mitchell at (850) 892-8500 at least five days prior to the hearing and an interpreter will be provided.
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