On March 7, 2019, the County received an $80,000 grant from the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support the completion of a Post Disaster Recovery Strategy (PDRS) for Monroe County. The County obtained a consulting services contract with the South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC). The SFRPC employed Ovid Solutions to complete the plan.
The strategy developed stakeholder buy-in for a unified recovery vision and a range of resilience projects to support the justification of long-term, large scale funding for post-disaster resilience projects including the Community Development Block Grant – Infrastructure Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) program. The plan and project list will be presented to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to request post-disaster resilience funding for the unincorporated county and all jurisdictions within.
The State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) recently issued its CDBG-MIT action plan. Monroe County is finalizing the plan and comments may be directed to Wetherington-Helene@monroecounty-fl.gov.