CDBG Disaster Recovery

CDBG-DR GENERAL INFRASTRUCTURE PHASE 1 - Redwood Avenue Drainage Improvements 

Project Overview:

Bay County was awarded One Million Three Hundred Twenty Four Thousand Six Hundred Dollars and Fifty Cents ($1,324,600.50) in CDBG-DR funds for the Redwood Avenue Drainage Improvement Project. The project will alleviate the incidence of flooding to homes, businesses, and roadways in a portion of Cedar Grove that is prone to frequent and recurrent flooding, exacerbated by Hurricane Michael damaging or destroying many flood mitigation measures.

The project involves the abandonment and replacement of a stormwater conveyance line which frequently becomes clogged with debris and bottlenecks in the stormwater flow, flooding upstream streets as well as residential and industrial properties, in particular along Industrial Drive, 17th Street, 15th Street, Gray Avenue, and 11th Street. 

The replacement drainage system will consist of a 48”, 2,400 LF RCP culvert and Nutrient Separating Baffle. The new culvert drainage system will be located along the south shoulder of E 15th Street and the east shoulder of Redwood Avenue within the existing roadway right-of-ways owned and maintained by the County.  Upon completion of the new drainage system, the County will cap the damaged system south of E 15th Street and east of Redwood Avenue with flowable concrete fill.

Restoration of Infrastructure Damaged by Hurricane Michael

A.       Construction will be completed by Bay County Public Works staff, a construction contractor, and a construction inspection and engineering consultant.  The construction contractor and construction inspection and engineering consultant will be procured through a competitive bidding process overseen by the Bay County Department of Public Works.

B.       This project will meet the low- and moderate-income National Objective in that 68% (Census Block Data) of the residents within the unincorporated township of Cedar Grove of Bay County are of low and moderate-income.

a.       Total Beneficiaries:    206

b.       LMI Beneficiaries:      136

The project will be leveraged with $121,096.08 that the County will contribute to the construction of this project. Redwood Drainage Contract

Project construction will take place in a flood-prone area.  Bay County does participate in the National Flood Insurance Program.

CDBG-DR Voluntary Home Buyout

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to the State of Florida to be distributed in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared counties impacted by Hurricane Michael for activities authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 United States Code (U.S.C.) 5301 et seq.) and described in the State of Florida Action Plan for Disaster Recovery.


Bay County Board of County Commissioners has been awarded $4,411,777.00  to participate in the Voluntary Horne Buyout (VHB) CDBG-DR program. These funds will be used to principally benefit low-and-moderate income persons. Funds will be used to acquire properties that are in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA), and in high-risk flood, areas to help reduce the impact of future disasters, and to assist property owners relocating outside the threat of flooding.

Necessary assistance will be provided in the form of buyout and demolition of existing housing units. Housing units deemed eligible for the program will be acquired and demolished in compliance with the local building code and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's standards outlined in the Federal Register Notices.

Awards to eligible homeowners will be based on the overall level of damage in the proposed buyout area, as determined by condemnation, flood levels and/or status as beyond reasonable repair for each property, and the extent to which the proposed buyout program supports overall flood mitigation plans for the area and community. Voluntary Home buyout Contract

CDBG Environmental Broad Review - Voluntary Home Buyout