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
- Lee County has developed a draft plan for use of these monies. You can review and download the plan on their website here: https://www.leegov.com/recovery/cdbg-dr
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