March 6, 2023
Public Comment Period Now Open for City Infrastructure Project Grant Applications
The City of Pensacola is pursuing state grant funding for three infrastructure projects, with plans to apply for funding to complete projects at Hollice T. Williams Stormwater Park, the Port of Pensacola and Fricker Resource Center.
A public comment period to obtain citizen comments concerning the city’s intent to apply for these specific projects is now open from Monday, March 6 to Monday, March 20, 2023. Written comments may be submitted using the online public comment form.
Final grant application submission will take place on or before 5 p.m. on April 4, 2023.
The funding is available through the Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program which is part of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's Hurricane Sally Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery program.
DEO’s Rebuild Florida Hurricane Sally Infrastructure Repair Program was launched with $67 million available for infrastructure and mitigation activities in communities impacted by Hurricane Sally. Program goals include repairs to damaged infrastructure while mitigating against future damage to make the community more resilient.
The City of Pensacola intends to submit applications for the following activities:
- Hollice T. Williams Stormwater Park Project: This project will include stormwater, flood mitigation, and other green infrastructure improvements to linear park to reduce area flooding and boost community resiliency. Estimated CDBG-DR request: $31 million
- Port of Pensacola Infrastructure Restoration Project: This project will restore infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Sally to include rail, road, water, and stormwater drainage as well as mitigation improvements. Estimated CDBG-DR request: $10 million
- Fricker Resource Center Demolition and Rebuild Project: This public facility project will include the demolition and rebuilding of the Fricker Resource Center to serve various community needs, including shelter, assisting with emergency preparations and response. Estimated CDBG-DR request: $5 million
The City of Pensacola plans to present a City Council Resolution at the March 23 City Council Meeting to show full support of the anticipated projects.
In developing a CDBG-DR application, the city must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of these activities. It is not anticipated that any proposed activities will result in displacement.
Additional information about the proposed projects is available on the city's website at cityofpensacola.com/grants. The public may also contact Kevin Boyer, Grants and Special Projects Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-435-1822 or Joel Hollon, Senior Grant Writer, at email@example.com or 850-435-1824 for additional information.
Accommodations for disabled or non-English speaking persons wishing to provide a response to this public notice should contact Kevin Boyer at 850-435-1822 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org at least seven calendar days prior to the comment deadline in order to allow time to provide requested services.