Post-Ian Listening Session

Hurricane Ian Recovery — $1.1 Billion Block Grant

Lee County has received a $1.1 billion federal Community Development Block Grant through the department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help support long-term Hurricane Ian recovery.

Funds must be used for necessary expenses related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, economic revitalization, mitigation and planning.

At least 70% of the grant must be used for projects that benefit low-to-moderate income households, which HUD defines as a family at or below 80% of area median income. For example, in Lee County a single-person household would qualify at $47,700 or less per year, whereas the limit for total household income is $68,100 per year for a family of four.

Review the Plan

Speak Up

Lee County is planning listening sessions for citizen input related to the funding. Pine Island’s is scheduled for

  • 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, Pine Island Elementary School, 5360 Ridgewood Drive, Bokeelia, FL 33922

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