PUBLIC NOTICE: FEMA and Florida Division of Emergency Management consideration to provide funding in the form of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida Division of Emergency Management have received the following application for Federal grant funding. Final notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) consideration to provide funding in the form of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Funds will be provided in accordance with Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, as amended.
Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990 FEMA is required to consider alternatives to and to provide public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority or low-income populations.
Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.
City of Cape Coral
HMGP-4337- 662 - City of Cape Coral, Faith Presbyterian Church, Generator
Location of Proposed Work:
Faith Presbyterian Church, 4544 Coronado Pkwy, Cape Coral, Florida 33904
Proposed Work and Purpose:
The City of Cape Coral proposes to provide a portable emergency generator and rewire associated electrical circuity at Faith Presbyterian Church. The facility serves as the secondary First Responder Staging Base and can be used during emergencies and disasters as an emergency reception center, food unit preparation and logistical staging base during activations. The facility has a generator connection; however, does not actually have a generator and only certain parts of the building are factored in providing generator backup power. The implementation of full backup power would make this a fully functional facility.
The alternative to the project that have been and will be considered are 1) the no action alternative and 2) rent a portable generator. These alternatives to the proposed project are not viable because under Alternative 1) critical facility would fail to deliver emergency response and recovery services to the 300 anticipated first responders and the needs of the community during response/recovery efforts; and under Alternative 2) rely on limited generators that will be in high demand and no guarantee of availability during disaster and emergency recovery.
Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Bureau of Recovery and Mitigation, 2555 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee, FL32399-2100. These are due within 15 days of this notice. The State will forward comments to applicable regulatory agencies as needed. Interested persons may submit comments, obtain more detailed information about the proposed action, or request a copy of the findings by contacting:
City of Cape Coral Public Works Department
Naomi Iglesias-Miranda, State Environmental Specialist
Florida Division of Emergency Management