Position Open: Disaster Economic Recovery Coordinator
Application Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5:00 PM.
The TCRPC is seeking to hire a Disaster Economic Recovery Coordinator for a two-year period to serve the communities and local governments across the Treasure Coast Region of Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach counties. Work will focus on promoting regional collaboration among stakeholders and direct activities that are sustainable and responsive for communities that have been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in planning, business/public administration, community development, or other related fields from an accredited college or university is preferred. The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years of experience in public administration, economic development, planning, emergency management, or related fields. Experience with grant application and management is beneficial. An equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience will be considered.
For a complete list of job responsibilities and qualification requirements, please click here.
By July 31, 2020, submit resume fully describing experience, qualifications, salary history, and at least 2 professional references with full contact information to: Stephanie Heidt, AICP, email@example.com. TCRPC is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, age, marital status, family status, pregnancy, disability that allows performance of essential duties, sexual orientation, gender identify, or any other category provided by law.
We are providing these resource handouts to help our business community as we navigate our way thorugh this crisis and recover once it has passed. We will be periodically updating this information, so if you have something that you would like to share with the Treasure Coast Region, please send the information to Stephanie Heidt at the contact information below so we can share information and strategies with others in our Region.
Stephanie Heidt, AICP | Economic Development & Intergovernmental Programs Director
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC)
Phone: (772) 221-4060 ext. 29 Cell: (772) 475-3863 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
$633 Million Available for REBUILD FLORIDA Programs
Summary courtesy of Chris Doolin President – Christian B. Doolin & Associates email@example.com
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved the state of Florida’s plan for $633 million in federal funding for disaster mitigation. The State of Florida intends to launch the new Rebuild Florida mitigation programs over the next few months. The funds are allocated through HUD’s newly created Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) program formed in response to the 2016 to 2017 presidentially declared disasters. DEO is state authority responsible for administering all U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) long-term recovery funds awarded to the state. For more information, visit RebuildFlorida.gov. Through Rebuild Florida, local governments and municipalities will have access to the resources necessary to bolster their community’s resiliency to future disasters.
- Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program (Application opens – April 15) – This program will allow units of general local government (UGLG) and state agencies to harden critical buildings that serve a public safety purpose for local communities.
- Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Planning Program (Application opens May 15) – To support local, regional and statewide mitigation planning efforts.
- Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program (Application opens June 15) – This program will fund large scale and high impact local, multijurisdictional and regional investments that include: upgrading of water, sewer, solid waste, communications, energy, transportation, health and medical and other public infrastructure projects that will reduce hazard risks.
According to the guidelines set by the Federal Register, at least 50 percent of the funds must be spent in HUD-designated Most Impacted and Distressed (MID) areas, with the remaining funds spent in state-designated MID areas. This federal grant program requires that funding also be used to benefit low-to-moderate income (LMI) communities, with 50 percent of the grant expended in six years and 100 percent of the funds spent in 12 years. In total, 51 Florida counties are eligible to receive CDBG-MIT funding. For more information about the CDBG-MIT program or to view the State Action Plan, click HERE.
Notes from FDEO Webinar on the Critical Facility Hardening Program