The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program was launched with $85,819,653, plus an additional $147,411,853 to fund infrastructure restoration and improvement projects in communities impacted by Hurricane Irma. The funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program to address unmet disaster recovery needs related to damage from Hurricane Irma. Eligible counties, municipalities, water management districts, and water authorities located in the areas that experienced Hurricane Irma storm damage were eligible to apply for funding.
Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)
On Jan. 22, 2020, the DEO announced they intend to fund the Sand Road Subdivision Project, Tavernier Breakwater Project, and the Rock Harbor Breakwater in Key Largo through CDBG-Disaster Recovery funds.