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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) has announced the availability of $75,000,000  to fund critical facility hardening projects in impacted communities. The City of Lake Worth Beach is interested in applying for four (4) Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program grants totaling $2,245,000 for the following City projects:

Water Treatment Plant Hardening Project ($575,000) which includes the addition of hardening measures to strengthen the City’s Water Treatment Plant Facility operations building and mitigate future hurricane wind damage.

Water Treatment Plant Facility Roof evaluation and East Clearwell membrane replacement ($989,262) which includes repair and replacement to the east clearwell roof system and an evaluation of the roofs on all of the water treatment plant facilities.

Electrical System Operations Center Relocation ($550,000) involves the relocation of the City’s electric utility system operations center to space in the City’s Water Treatment Plant to strengthen the communities coordinated response and mitigate future hurricane wind damage to the center.

Fire Station No. 2 roof and emergency notification system upgrades ($290,000) includes the upgrade and replacement of the fire station’s roofing system and emergency notification system to mitigate future hurricane wind damage and improve the operational capability of the station’s response system.

The City is seeking 100% FDEO grant funding for these projects, as these are unfunded needs the City has that are a necessary element of the City’s storm mitigation strategy.  The public is invited to provide comments on the above projects and grant opportunity via the City website, to the City Clerk or at the regular City Commission meeting on June 16th at 6 PM.  Please submit your comments or a request for a copy of the grant applications to the City Clerk at cityclerk@lakeworthbeachfl.gov.

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