Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT)



Hendry County is requesting public comment in regard to the submission of an application to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT). The application is for proposed mitigation infrastructure improvements at the Hendry County Labelle Department of Health building.


The County plans to apply for approximately $4 million in CDBG-MIT funds for infrastructure mitigation improvements at the existing Labelle Department of Health building. The proposed project seeks to build an 8,000+ sq ft. addition to provide increased health and medical capacity for residents and will operating as a joint Hendry and Glades County Special Needs Storm Shelter during Hurricane. This expansion is designed to help community members survive and thrive during chronic stressors and acute shocks. It will serve as a connection between community health and emergency management for Hendry and Glades counties before, during and after events. As a new building addition, the physical site will have many resilient aspects already built in such as a large generator with ample fuel supply, high wind and floodproofing measures and stormwater management infrastructure. 


The County’s proposed projects will provide mitigation benefits to the County and expend funds that principally benefit low-to-moderate income persons of the County.


As a part of the requirements to receive the mitigation funds, the County must provide for public review and comment of the proposed projects. The County is giving residents an opportunity to voice opinions on the proposed projects by requesting a draft of the proposed application from Tammar Hammer at


Any person wishing to make written comments regarding the application should submit them to:, or mail your comments to:


Hendry County

c/o Tammar Hammer

PO Box 2340

LaBelle, FL 33975


All comments must be received by Wednesday, September 15, 2020.   Upon the expiration of this comment period, the County will review and address the public comments as part of the CDBG-MIT General Infrastructure Program application to the Department of Economic Opportunity.


Any persons having questions or needing assistance should contact the Hendry County Administration office at 863-675-5220.