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This Week's Poll



7-24-19

Jasper and Mayo awarded more than $1 Million for
infrastructure improvements


Staff Reports


Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a total of $16.2 million in awards for the City of Jasper, the Town of Mayo and 22 other small and rural communities across the state through the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The program, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), helps communities fund infrastructure improvements and housing rehabilitation.


The projects awarded through the Florida Small Cities CDBG program include 24 rural communities across Florida including the City of Jasper and the Town of Mayo.


City of Jasper awarded $700,000 – to replace water service meters with new improved meters with a monitoring system. This project is expected to benefit more than 2,200 individuals of which more than 1,600 are low- to moderate-income.


Town of Mayo awarded $650,000 – to rehabilitate, or demolish and replace, low- to moderate-income household homes that do not meet current building code standards, and to address code-related issues, health and safety measures and green rehabilitation standards.


“Infrastructure development is the life-line for economic growth in many areas and we will continue to work with our federal partners on building a stronger, more resilient Florida,” said Governor DeSantis.


The Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and DEO.