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.
Ann Storck Center
1790 SW 43rd Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317
HMGP-4337- 081- HMGP
Location of Proposed Work:
The area affected by this project consists of the following locations:
Near 1790 SW 43rd Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317
Near 871 SW Douglas Drive, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
Proposed Work and Purpose:
Replacement of existing roof, and windows on the Intensive Care Facilities at each location listed above. The addition of 2 generators at each location listed which will be utilized as emergency backup power in a power outage.
A no action alternative could lead to the loss of the current facility’s ability to support the 72 mentally and physically disabled residents should a hurricane or other storm compromise the buildings integrity or the electrical power grid. Such a compromise would leave the 72 mentally and physically disabled residents without the 24 hour care required to maintain their health and safety.
The alternative to the above remodeling and improvement project was evaluated and determined to be cost and location prohibitive. Limited availability of a low cost facility designed to accommodate 72 mentally and physically disabled residents is not available in the area. Land for construction of a new Facilities for temporary or permanent accommodations were not available nor in a location to provide emergency care to residents. Ann Storck Center is a non-profit organization with limited resources to provide 24 hour care for 72 mentally and physically disabled individuals from infant to adults. An increase in facility and operation costs would divert affect the quality of care for all residents.
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, FL 32399-2100. These are due within 30 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:
Local Contact/Title Paul Coulson (954) (584-8000)
Agency Ann Storck Center
Address 1790 SW 43rd Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317
Mindy Yang, State Environmental Specialist (850) 815-4581
Florida Division of Emergency Management Mindy.Yang@em.myflorida.com