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July 16, 2020 - Public notice CDBG application proposed mitigation planning

Deadline for public comment: 5 p.m. on July 30

Post Date:07/16/2020 2:16 PM


Proposed mitigation planning Community Development Block Grant application
All written comments must be received at community Services by 5 p.m. on July 30, 2020 

Marion County is submitting grant applications through the Florida Department of Equal Opportunity (DEO) for 12 county management plan initiatives to carry out strategic and high-impact activities that mitigate disaster risks and reduce future losses. Officials from Marion County Community Services and Growth Services as well as the Marion County Office of the County Engineer have worked together to draft applications for the creation and improvement of project plans meant to increase resilience to disasters and reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of loss of life, injury, damage to and loss of property, and suffering and hardship by lessening the impact of future disasters. If awarded, these grants will strengthen the county storm water and planning objectives from future disasters. 

Copies of the proposed mitigation planning community development block grant application drafts available from Marion County Community Services at the address listed in this notice, and may also be found at

A summary of public comments received on the proposed mitigation planning community development block grant applications will be included as evidence that meets compliance with the DEO’s 14-day public notice requirement when submitted by July 30, 2020. For citizens interested in providing public comment, please refer to the following contact information:

Marion County Community Services
Attention: Community development grant administrator
2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, FL 34470
Telephone: 352-671-8775
Fax: 352-671-8769

All written comments MUST be received by Community Services by 5 p.m. on July 30, 2020.

Approximate total funds requested within Marion County CDBG-MIT grant application: $25,053,350.

Project name by facility

Grant amount requested of Florida DEO

Alexander Springs watershed management plan


Flemington watershed management plan update


Florida Ridge watershed management plan update


Gum Swamp & Big Jones Creek watershed management plan update


Lake Panasoffkee watershed management plan update


Marshall Swamp watershed management plan update


Orange Creek watershed management plan update


Rainbow River watershed management plan


Rodman Reservoir watershed management plan update and completion


Wekiva River watershed management plan


West Ocala watershed management plan update


NFIP CRS program education/outreach planning


Section 504 – Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 [ADA], as amended

Marion County and the city of Ocala HOME Consortium does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs or activities. Any requests for reasonable accommodations required by individuals to participate in any open meeting, program or activity of Marion County Community Services should be directed to: Community development grant administrator, Community Services, 2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470. Telephone 352-671-8770; Fax 352-671-8769; email

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