For Immediate Release
July 31, 2018
Contact: Clarisell DeCardenas
The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program provides resources to assist government agencies in their efforts to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage insurable under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), with the goal of reducing or eliminating claims under the NFIP. The Program is focused on mitigating repetitive loss (RL) properties and severe repetitive loss (SRL) properties. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) selected the highest ranked eligible proposals and applicants which benefitted communities with high participation and favorable standing in the NFIP.
The Town’s award-winning proposal required multiple levels of agency coordination, including the Miami-Dade County (MDC) Office of Emergency Management, MDC Archaeologist, MDC Regulatory and Economic Resources Department, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), US Army Corps of Engineers, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service South Florida Ecological Services Field Office.
Special thanks to Town staff Carlos Acosta, Public Works Director; Carmen Olazabal, Chief of CIP and Special Services; Lourdes M. Rodriguez, Building and Zoning Manager; and Renée N. Wilson, Grants Administrator, who all worked diligently on the proposal. The awarding of FMA Grant funds will reduce standing rain and stormwater, improve drainage and stormwater runoff, and protect residential properties from future loss in the West Lakes community.
For more information on the Town of Miami Lakes Grants, contact:
Renee N. Wilson
Phone: (305) 364-6100 Ext. 1225