Indiantown awarded state grant to retrofit civic center into hurricane shelter

$350,000 from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program

Posted 2/10/21

The Village and Indiantown Civic Club were awarded the requested $350,000 from the State of Florida

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Indiantown awarded state grant to retrofit civic center into hurricane shelter

$350,000 from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program

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INDIANTOWN — Indiantown is a step closer to having a hurricane shelter in its community. The Village and Indiantown Civic Club were awarded the requested $350,000 from the State of Florida to retrofit and upgrade the Indiantown Civic Center into a pet friendly hurricane shelter. The Civic Center, located on Osceola Street, will serve as the only pet-friendly shelter in the greater Indiantown area.

“This funding is essential to ensure we are prepared for any disaster,” said Village Manager Howard Brown.

The funding will be used to reinforce the Civic Center building with improvements including replacement of the roof to meet or exceed 2017 Florida Building Code standards, the addition of hurricane impact windows and doors, the installation of a back-up electrical power system and improvements to the air conditioning system to ensure it can withstand wind, debris, rain and minor flooding impacts.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced the awards for recipients who applied under the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program. The state program is funded through the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Indiantown Recibió Una Subvención Estatal Para Convertir El Centro Cívico en un Refugio Para Huracanes

$350,000 del Departamento de Oportunidades Económicas de Florida Reconstruir el Programa de Fortalecimiento de Instalaciones Críticas de Florida

INDIANTOWN — Indiantown está un paso más cerca de tener un refugio para huracanes en su comunidad. El Pueblo y el Indiantown Civic Club recibieron los $350,000 solicitados del estado de Florida para modernizar y actualizar el Centro Cívico de Indiantown en un refugio para huracanes que admite mascotas. El Centro Cívico, ubicado en la calle Osceola, servirá como el único refugio que admite mascotas en el área metropolitana de Indiantown.

“Esta financiación es esencial para garantizar que estemos preparados para cualquier desastre”, dijo el administrador de Indiantown, Howard Brown.

Los fondos se utilizarán para reforzar el edificio del Centro Cívico con mejoras que incluyen el reemplazo del techo para cumplir o superar los estándares del Código de Construcción de Florida de 2017, la adición de ventanas y puertas de impacto de huracanes, la instalación de un sistema de energía eléctrica de respaldo y mejoras a el sistema de aire acondicionado para garantizar que pueda soportar el viento, los escombros, la lluvia y los impactos de inundaciones menores.

El gobernador de Florida, Ron DeSantis, anunció recientemente los premios para los beneficiarios que solicitaron bajo el Programa de Reconstrucción de Instalaciones Críticas de Florida del Departamento de Oportunidades Económicas de Florida. El programa estatal está financiado a través del programa federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) y administrado por el Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de los EE. UU. (HUD).

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