Seminole County Manager Paula Granger was all smiles this week after the announcement that Seminole County has received a total of $2,589,838 in Community Block Grant Funding. $1,554,288 of that amount was an infrastructure grant to be used for the paving project of Galilee Church Road, as well as street and drainage improvements.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the State of Georgia a total of $41,837,000 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds (CDBG-DR) to address unmet needs caused by Hurricane Michael. Funds were prioritized for use in the Most Impacted and Distressed (MID) areas to facilitate long-term recovery through the restoration of infrastructure and housing and economic revitalization activities. Seminole County, along with Decatur and Dougherty were the three counties designated as most impacted and distressed.
The remaining $1,035,550 mitigation funding will be used for the Hebrew Road Bridge Construction Project. This funding became available when the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $2,669,000 in Community Block Development Grant Mitigation funds (CDBG-MIT) to the State of Georgia. DCA created a CDBG-MIT Infrastructure Program with this allocation for activities that mitigate against future disasters in an area affected by Hurricane Michael in October of 2018