Santa Rosa County is applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a FFY 2014 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Neighborhood Revitalization Grant in the amount of $750,000.00. The activities, dollar amounts and estimated percentage benefit to low-and-moderate income persons are as follows:

Activity Name                           CDBG Funding             LMI Benefit

Fire Hydrants                            $10,000.00                    83%

Water Line Replacement           $642,000.00                   83%

Project Engineering                   $38,000.00                    N/A

Project Administration               $60,000.00                    N/A

The proposed project will include the replacement of 10,300 linear feet of water lines and the addition of 12 fire hydrants in a neighborhood bounded on the west by Anderson Avenue, on the east by Hondo Trail, on the north by Maverick Lane and on the south by Pecos Pass. The project also includes the replacement of 7,950 linear feet of water lines and the addition of 10 fire hydrants in a neighborhood bounded on the north by Gulf Breeze Parkway, on the east by New Hope Road, on the south by Martina Way and on the west by Red Sage Road.

Santa Rosa County does not expect that anyone will be displaced as a result of CDBG funded activities. If any persons are displaced as a result of the planned activities, the County will assist them as described in the County’s anti-displacement and relocation policy, which is available for review in the County’s grants office located at 6495 Caroline Street, Suite H in Milton, FL.

The public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held in the Board Room at the Midway Water System, 4971 Gulf Breeze Parkway, in Gulf Breeze on Wednesday, June 3 at 5:30 p.m. A draft copy of the application will be available for review at the County’s grants office, 6495 Caroline Street, Suite H in Milton, FL no later than 12:00 pm on June 3. Persons wanting to submit written comments on the application should send them to Sheila Fitzgerald, Special Projects/Grants Director, by e-mail at or by mail to 6495 Caroline Street, Suite H, Milton, FL 32570. A final copy of the application will be made available for review during normal business hours in the Grants Director’s office at the Santa Rosa County Administration Building no later than June 22, 2015. The application will be submitted to DEO on or before June 22, 2015. To obtain additional information concerning the application and the public hearing, contact Sheila Fitzgerald, County Grants Director, at (850) 983-1848 or by e-mail to

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 County at least five days before the hearing by contacting Emily Spencer at (850) 983-1855. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the County 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 Emily Spencer at (850) 983-1855 at least five days prior to the hearing and an interpreter will be provided.

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