Water-Related News

Bonita Springs applies for state money for stormwater projects

The Bonita Springs City council has approved moving forward with the application process to provide additional state funding for the Spring Creek Bonita Golf Course and BG Mines Stormwater Improvement Project.

On March 30, 2020, the DEO announced an additional funding cycle to the Rebuild Florida’s CDBG-DR Infrastructure Repair Program. As a continuation of the first cycle, this program allows local governments to apply for grant funding for projects to restore and improve infrastructure in areas damaged by Hurricane Irma. The program is only available to those city and county governments that are within the Most Impacted and Distressed (MID) areas, as defined by HUD and DEO in the 2018 State of Florida Action Plan for Disaster Recovery. DEO has allocated $100,229,945 million in additional funding for Phase 2 for this program. Lee County and all cities located within the County are MID areas.

The application cycle opened on March 30, 2020 and the deadline to submit the CDBG-DR application to DEO is June 30, 2020. There is no match requirement for this application.