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Posted on: March 22, 2022

City Commission Special Workshop scheduled to discuss resilience programs and priorities

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Projects for $26.5M in federal grant funds, Army Corps of Engineering study to be discussed


On Monday, March 28, at 3:00pm, the St. Augustine City Commission will meet to discuss priorities for the $26.5M in federal grant funds awarded for seven resilience projects, as well as next steps for an Army Corps of Engineers Back Bay Feasibility study that was recently awarded federal funding. 

“The devastating effects of climate change and sea-level rise are already visible in the Nation’s Oldest City,” said Jessica Beach, Chief Resilience Officer. “We must continue to build a resilient city to protect our residents’ lives and property, as well as keep our city’s history above water.”

The workshop is intended to provide an update on the City’s resilience policy and planning efforts, in addition to a presentation from the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the feasibility study, and an update on City related resilience projects with respect to the overall capital improvement plans. 

The funds for the resilience projects were awarded to the state of Florida by the federal government through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  The seven City projects receiving funding range in size and scope, with the overall goal of improving water quality, improving drainage and providing higher levels of flood protection and mitigation in various portions of the City. For a complete list of projects that have received funding, visit HERE

The meeting will be held in The Alcazar Room of City Hall, located at 75 King St. It can be live-streamed and viewed on-demand the following day at www.CityStAugTV.com

For media inquiries, contact Melissa Wissel, Communications Director at 904.293.3307 or via email.

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