Public Notices

Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Grant Program
City of Starke

The City of Starke is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for funding from the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Program. Activities funded through the CDBG-CV Program must meet one of the following National Objectives: 1. Provide benefit to low- and-moderate income persons; 2. Prevent or eliminate slum or blight conditions; or 3. Meet a need of recent origin having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs.

The CDBG-CV funds will be used to prepare for, prevent, or respond to the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. The CDBG-CV activities must be critical to their locality and primarily for the benefit of low- and moderate-income residents of the City of Starke. Up to $5,000,000 in funding is available for the following project categories: Buildings and Improvements, Including Public Facilities; or Assistance to Businesses, including Special Economic Development Assistance; or Public Services; or Planning. Additional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing.

In developing an application for submission to DEO, there will be no displacement of persons as a result of the planned CDBG-CV activities. A public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community’s needs will be held at the City of Starke City Hall, 209 North Thompson Street, Starke, FL 32091 on March 8, 2021, at 5:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as may be heard. For more information concerning this meeting, contact Lisa Terry, Deputy Clerk, at (904) 964-5027 or by e-mail at Ms. Terry may also be contacted by USPS mail at 209 North Thompson Street, Starke, FL 32091.

The public hearing will be conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired or requiring any other special accommodation such as limited English proficiency should contact Ms. Terry at the phone number listed above. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (1-800-877-8339). Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Ms. Terry so that arrangements for a language interpreter can be made.