DEO - CFHP: Booker Park Fire Station Project Grant

Village of Indiantown, Florida
Public Notice

The Village of Indiantown is applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program (CFHP) to support the Booker Park Fire Rescue Hardening project.

Activity Name CDBG Funding Local Match
Design & Permitting $15,000 $0
Construction $150,000 $0
Construction, Engineering, and Inspection (CEI) $15,000 $0
Administration (5%) $7,500 $0


The purpose of the Booker Park Fire Rescue Hardening project is to fortify the existing structure to meet or exceed the wind, flood, and fire design criteria to utilize the building for emergency operations when there is a declared disaster. Subject to final planning and design, improvements include:

  • Providing hurricane shutters or hurricane impact resistant fixtures for all openings including windows, doors, the garage roll up door and the exhaust fan opening.
  • Elevating the air conditioning air handler on a metal frame attached to the building or on an elevated concrete slab.
  • Providing means for Emergency Power such as a generator
  • Constructing concrete barrier walls in place of the chain link fences around the exterior equipment located on the east and north sides of the building

The Village is soliciting public comment on the project. Persons wanting to submit written comments on the application should send them to Daniel Eick, Management Analyst/Public Information Officer at DEick [at], or by mail to PO Box 398, Indiantown, Florida 34956 no later than June 26, 2020.

A copy of the final application is available upon request after June 26, 2020, by contacting Mr. Eick. The application will be submitted to DEO on or before June 30, 2020.

About the CDBG-Mitigation Program: In April 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that the state of Florida would receive $633,485,000 in funding to support long-term mitigation efforts (following Hurricanes Hermine, Matthew, and Irma) through HUD’s newly created Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) program. The Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 169, which delineates all program requirements, was released on August 30, 2019.

Eligible projects under the Critical Facility Hardening Program include the following types of structures as critical facilities: potable water facilities, wastewater facilities, police departments, fire departments, hospitals, emergency operation centers, and emergency shelters.