Public Notice - Proposed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Substantial Amendment to the 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan - 30-day Public Comment Period and Public Hearing

Notice to Citizens: The Brevard County Housing and Human Services Department is soliciting public review and comment on a Substantial Amendment to the 2021-22 Brevard County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the local Citizen Participation Plan.

This Amendment identifies the funding and location of infrastructure improvements in accordance with the Annual Goals and Objectives (from the 2021-22 Action Plan) tied to improving low/moderate income neighborhoods using Community Development Block Grant funds.  Specifically, $106,481 in CDBG funds for the upgrade of roadways and the installation of speed humps on Orange Avenue and Mitchell Avenue in the East Mims locally designated Neighborhood Strategy Area.  Approximately 725 low and moderate income individuals will benefit from these improvements.

30 Day Public Comment Period: There will be a public comment period from March 17, 2023 through April 17, 2023 at 4 pm for the Substantial Amendment.  During this period the draft Amendment will be available for public review on the County website: and at the following locations:

Brevard County
Housing and Human Services
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way; B-106
Viera, FL  32940
(321) 633-2076

City of Palm Bay
Housing and Neighborhood Development Services
120 Malabar Rd, SE
Palm Bay, FL  32907
(321) 952-3429

City of Cocoa
Community Development
65 Stone Street
Cocoa, FL  32922
(321) 433-8511

City of Titusville
Neighborhood Services Department
725 Deleon Avenue
Titusville, FL  32780
(321) 567-3783

Titusville Public Library
2121 S. Hopkins Avenue
Titusville, FL  32780
(321) 264-5026

City of Melbourne
Housing and Neighborhood Improvement
695 East University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL  32901
(321) 674-5734

Franklin T. DeGroodt Public Library
6475 Minton Rd. S.W.
Palm Bay, FL  32908
(321) 952-6317

Catherine Schweinsberg Rood Central Brevard Public Library
308 Forest Ave.
Cocoa, FL  32922
(321) 633-1792

Comments: Comments may be submitted electronically at the link above or by sending them to: Brevard County Housing and Human Services Department, Attention: Natasha Jones, Special Projects Coordinator, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building B, Suite B-106, Viera, FL 32940.  All comments must be received by 4 pm on April 17, 2023.  Any comments received after this day and time will be excluded.

Public Hearing: A public hearing on the proposed Substantial Amendment will be held at 9:00 a.m. on April 18, 2023 during the regularly scheduled Board of County Commissioners meeting located at 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building C, Commission Chambers, Viera, FL 32940.

Additional Information: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in the proceedings, please notify Brian Breslin in the Housing and Human Services Department, no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting, at (321) 637-5347.  If a person desires to appeal any decision made by this Board, agency or commission (as appropriate) with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, such a person will need a record of this proceeding and that, for such purposes, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of this proceeding is made, at his/her own expense, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which any such appeal is to be based.