DEO - CFHP: Civic Center Emergency Shelter 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 Emergency Shelter Project.

Activity Name CDBG Funding Local Match
Design & Permitting $25,000 $0
Construction $300,000 $0
Construction, Engineering, and Inspection (CEI) $25,000 $0
Administration (5%) $0 $15,000


The purpose of the Emergency Shelter Project is to retrofit the Civic Center located at 15675 SW OSCEOLA ST, INDIANTOWN, FL 34956, to serve as the Village’s only pet-friendly emergency shelter during extreme weather events. Subject to final planning and design, proposed improvements include:

  • Replacement of the current roof to meet or exceed the 2017 Florida Building Code
  • Replacement of windows with impact-resistant windows
  • Replacement of doors with impact-resistant doors
  • Installation of a standby electrical power system
  • Hardening of air conditioning air handler to protect wind, debris, or flooding

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.