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.
In light of the challenges caused by Hurricane Irma, the Monroe County Long Term Recovery Group was formed in early 2018 to provide recovery services to individuals and families affected by disasters in the Florida Keys community.