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File #: 22-0143   
Type: Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: Board of County Commissioners
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action: 10/19/2021
Title: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT-CORONAVIRUS PROGRAM PRESENTATION
Attachments: 1. PowerPoint CDBG-CV GRANT.pdf, 2. BLDG_17.pdf, 3. 041819 Estimate Package - Martin County Airport - Bldg 17 Renovation - ROM.pdf, 4. Pre_Application_Appendix_Four_Factor_Analysis.pdf, 5. Supp Memo March9.pdf
PLACEMENT: Public Hearings
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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT-CORONAVIRUS PROGRAM PRESENTATION
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
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Under the State of Florida Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated additional Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds to address issues related to the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).
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DEPARTMENT: Administration
PREPARED BY: Name: George M. Stokus
Title: Assistant County Administrator
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PROCEDURES: None

BACKGROUND/RELATED STRATEGIC GOAL:

The County is seeking CDBG-CV funds for public improvements and facilities to benefit Martin County residents in response to COVID-19. Under the CDBG-CV requirements, this is the second of the two required public hearings. In accordance with the requirements, this hearing was published in the TC Palm on October 7, 2021 as well as on the Martin County website. For anyone unable to provide public comment today, written public comment will be accepted by email at gstokus@martin.fl.us until October 25, 2021.
Since the onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic many businesses, especially retail, personal service industries, and restaurateurs, have been and still are immensely impacted by the loss of business the pandemic has caused. In most cases, businesses had to make cuts to maintain a bottom line, adapt to new businesses procedures, reduce worker hours, and in some cases close the business entirely. The pandemic has highlighted a desperate need to reeducate or up-skill the existing and entering workforce in Martin County. Staff was able to identify this need through collaborative sessions with the Business Development Board staff, economic policy groups, chambers of commerce, and various not for profit groups operating in the community.

Staff is proposing the rehabilitation of Building 17 at Witham Field to operate as a Learn...

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