Overview

The Town of Miami Lakes Grants and Governmental Affairs Department assists Town departments in implementing, expanding, and enhancing Key Priority Areas identified in the Strategic Plan through grants, legislative appropriations, and external funding opportunities.

Below are highlighted projects awarded, totaling over $24 million in funding:

FDOT Service Development Grant | Freebee Public Transit Year 4

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Service Development Grant for the Miami Lakes Freebee Public Transit Service Improvements Project (New Teslas) to improve operations through the implementation of two (2) new Tesla X Model Vehicles – $203,500

FDOT Service Development Grant | Freebee Public Transit Year 5

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Service Development Grant for the Miami Lakes Freebee Public Transit Service Improvements Project (New Teslas) to improve operations through the implementation of two (2) new Tesla X Model Vehicles – $203,500

Carolan Foundation Grant | License Plate Recognition Public Safety Net Project

Tina and Richard V. Carolan Foundation Grant for the Miami Lakes License Plate Recognition (LPR) Public Safety Net Project to purchase, permit, install, and deploy a Fixed License Plate Recognition (LPR) System at Town entry points -$35,000

DEP Resilient Florida Grant | Vulnerability Assessment Study and Adaptation Plan

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Resilient Florida Grant for the Miami Lakes Vulnerability Assessment Study and Adaptation Plan to identify the Town’s critical assets and communities most impacted by floods and storms and identify actions and adaptation strategies to be implemented to address them. – $220,000

HUD Community Project Funding (CPF) Congressional Grant | NW 59th Avenue Roadway Extension and Redevelopment Project

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Project Funding (CPF) Congressional Grant for the NW 59th Avenue Roadway Extension and Redevelopment Project to construct a new bridge, drainage system, and complete streets roadway improvements. – $3,000,000

FDOT Local Transportation Projects Legislative Grant | NW 59th Avenue Roadway Extension and Redevelopment Project

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Local Transportation Projects Legislative Grant for the NW 59th Avenue Roadway Extension and Redevelopment Project to construct a new bridge, drainage system, and complete streets roadway improvements – $1,500,000

Justice Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Grants | Police Equipment

Office of Criminal Justice Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Grants for the Miami Lakes Police Equipment Project to purchase police bicycles, police radar units, bicycle officers’ uniform shirts, and traffic safety cones – $12,064

Florida DEP Legislative Grant | Montrose Drainage Improvements Project

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Legislative Grant for the Miami Lakes Montrose Drainage Improvements Project to construct a new drainage system on Montrose Road from Oak Lane to NW 154th Street – $593,600

US DOT Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant | Vision Zero Safety Action Plan

US Department of Transportation (DOT) Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant for the Miami Lakes Comprehensive Vision Zero Safety Action Plan to establish and prioritize projects with an eventual goal of zero roadway fatalities, serious injuries, and roadway safety for all users. – $304,000

FEMA | West Lakes Drainage Improvement Project Phase 4

FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant for the West Lakes Drainage Improvements Phase IV Project – $775,248.41

State of Florida | Miami Lakes Canal Bank Stabilization Project Phase 3

State of Florida General Appropriations Act by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for the Miami Lakes Canal Bank Stabilization Phase III Project – $1,000,000

State of Florida | NW 154th Street and Palmetto Expressway Turn Lanes Project

State of Florida General Appropriations Act by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for the Miami Lakes NW 154th Street and Palmetto Expressway Turn Lanes Project – $400,000

MLB and Scotts® | Miami Lakes Optimist Park Tee-ball fields

MLB and Scotts® Field Refurbishment Program Grant for the Miami Lakes Optimist Park Tee-ball fields – $50,000

FDOT and TPO | Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Project

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) 2020 Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program for the Miami Lakes Park West Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Project – $1,000,000

FDOT | Freebee Public Transit Service Expansion Project

Year 1 Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Public Transit Service Development Program for the Freebee Public Transit Service Expansion Project – $171,730

FDOT | Freebee Public Transit Service Expansion Project

Year 2 Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Service Development Grant Program for the Miami Lakes Freebee Public Transit Service Expansion Project – $171,730

FDOT | Freebee Public Transit Service Expansion Project

Year 3 Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Service Development Grant Program for the Miami Lakes Freebee Public Transit Service Expansion Project – $171,730

MDC | West Lakes Reforestation Phase 4

Miami-Dade County (MDC) Neat Streets Miami 2020 Matching Street Trees Grants Program for the Miami Lakes West Lake Reforestation Phase 4 Project – $33,275

MDC | West Lakes Reforestation Phase 5

Miami-Dade County (MDC) Neat Streets Miami Matching Street Trees Grants Program for the Miami Lakes West Lake Reforestation Phase 5 Project – $45,756

Miami Foundation | MiGlo Walking and Biking Trail

Miami Foundation Public Space Challenge Grant for the Miami Lakes MiGlo Walking and Biking Trail – $25,000

Rebuild Florida | Roberto Alonso Community Center Critical Facility Energy Resiliency

Rebuild Florida Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Critical Facility Hardening Program (CFHP) for the Roberto Alonso Community Center Critical Facility Energy Resiliency (New Generator) Project – $525,000

State of Florida | Royal Oaks First Addition Drainage Improvements Project

State of Florida General Appropriations Act by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for the Miami Lakes Royal Oaks First Addition Drainage Improvements Project – $440,220

FDLE | Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program

Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program – $122,700

FDLE and CESRF | Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding

Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESRF) Local Residual Funding Program – $50,000

FDLE and JAGC | Police Bicycle Equipment Project

Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Justice Assistance Grant County-wide (JAGC) Program for the Miami Lakes Police Bicycle Equipment Project (4 new Police Patrol Bicycles) – $3,943

FDLE and JAGC | Law Enforcement Equipment Project

Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Justice Assistance Grant County-wide (JAGC) Program for the Miami Lakes Law Enforcement Equipment Project (emergency strobe lights, sirens, and speaker kits) – $3,486

FDLE and JAGD | Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Equipment Project

Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Justice Assistance Grant Direct (JAGD) Program for the Miami Lakes Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Equipment Project – $4,727

FDOT | Fairway Drive Improvements

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant for Fairway Drive Improvements – $900,000

FDOT and Safe Routes to School | Bob Graham Education Center

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program for the Bob Graham Education Center – $241,143

MDC | West Lake Reforestation Phase 3

Miami Dade County Neat Streets Tree Matching Grant for the Miami Lakes West Lake Reforestation Phase 3 Project – $37,422.55

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FDOT | NW 60th Avenue Complete Streets Project

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) for Business Park East NW 60th Avenue Complete Streets Project – $1,000,000

FDOT and Safe Routes to School | Miami Lakes K8 Center

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Safe Routes to School for the SRTS Miami Lakes K8 Center (Shared-use Path) Project – $521,638

FDOT | Green South Shared-Use Path

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) for the Green South Shared-use Path along NW 77th Court/NW 154th Street to K9 Cove – $600,000

FDOT | Green North Shared-Use Path

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) for the Green North Shared-use Path along NW 77th Court/NW 154th Street – NW 163rd Street – $200,000

DEP | Lake Sarah Drainage Improvements Project

General Appropriations Act Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for the Lake Sarah Drainage Improvements Project – $300,000

Miami Foundation | Par 3 Community Outreach

The Miami Foundation Public Space Challenge for the Par 3 Community Outreach and Engagement Event – $10,000

SFWMD | Lake Sarah Drainage Improvements Project

South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Cooperative Funding Program/Stormwater Management for the Lake Sarah Drainage Improvements Project – $125,000

FDOT | SR 826 Underpass Beautification Project

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Highway Beautification Grant for the SR 826 Underpass Beautification Project – $100,000

MDC | West Lake Reforestation Phase 2

Street Tree Matching /Neat Streets Miami Grant for the Miami Lakes West Lakes Reforestation Project Phase II – $18,500

Miami-Dade TPO | SMART Mobility and Future Technology Transportation Study

Miami-Dade TPO SMART Moves Program for the Miami Lakes Smart Mobility and Future Technology Transportation Study – $40,000

MDFR | Emergency Satellite Phones for Hurricane Preparedness

Office of Emergency Management Miami-Dade Fire Rescue for Twelve (12) Emergency Satellite Phones for Hurricane Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Phases of Emergency Management – Valued at $15,000

FDACS | Royal Oaks Park Sports Fields LED Retrofit Project

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Energy (FDACS OOE) Florida Small Community Energy Efficient Lighting Program for the Royal Oaks Park Sports Fields LED Retrofit Project – $225,000

DEP | West Lakes Drainage Improvement Project Phase 3

General Appropriations Act/ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for the West Lakes Drainage Improvements Phase III Project – $500,000

FDOT and CIGP | NW 59th Avenue Roadway Extension and Redevelopment Project

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) County Incentive Grant Program (CIGP) for the NW 59th Avenue Roadway Extension and Redevelopment Project – $3,811,609

FEMA | West Lakes Drainage Improvements Project

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant for the West Lakes Drainage Improvements Project – $1,462,499.95

JAGC | School Resource Officer Project

Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant- Countywide (JAGC) for the Town’s School Resource Officer Project (OT) in amount of $4,419.

TAP | Bike Lanes for GREEN 2.0 Project

Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant for the Miami Lakes GREEN 2.0 Project in the amount of $541,494 to construct bike lanes and a landscaped path along NW 146th Street between NW 89th Avenue and NW 87th Avenue

FDOT | Landscape and Hardscape Improvements Project

Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Highway Beautification Grant for the SR 826/NW 154th Street Landscape and Hardscape Improvements Project in the amount of $100,000

JAGC | School Resource Officer Project

Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant – Direct (2017-JAGD-1913) for the Town’s School Resource Officer Project in the amount of $4,838

MDC | West Lakes Reforestation Project Phase 1

Street Tree Matching /Neat Streets Miami Grant for the Miami Lakes West Lakes Reforestation Project Phase I in the amount of $15,000

State of Florida | Miami Lakes Canal Bank Stabilization Phase 1

General Appropriations for the Miami Lakes Canal Bank Stabilization of Drainage Canal – Phase I, in the amount of $1,000,000.

State of Florida | Miami Lakes Canal Bank Stabilization Phase 2

General Appropriations for the Miami Lakes Canal Bank Stabilization of Drainage Canal – Phase II, in the amount of $1,000,000.

Saris Bike | Bike Parking Facilities for Royal Oaks Park

Saris Bike Parking Giveaway for Bike Parking Facilities for Royal Oaks Park ($800 value)