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P.O. Box 7800
Tavares, Florida 32778

 Community Development Block Grant


The Lake County Office of Housing and Human Services is asking for public comment on the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and the 2020 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and proposed substantial amendment to prior year plans. The Consolidated Plan lays out the needs, goals and objectives for the use of the CDBG funds over the next five years. The Annual Action Plan identifies the use of the grant funds for the program year. The 2020 grant amount will be $1,338,110. Funds from prior years of $62,606 will also be used for the projects. Funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

A public hearing will be held July 13, 2020 at 2 p.m. at 2008 Classique Lane., Tavares, FL 32778 and on Zoom for virtual participation. Further instructions will be posted closer to the date of the hearing.

Translation services and accommodations for special needs will be made available with 72 hours advance notice. Please call or email the number below to make your needs known. La información será proporcionada en español a petición.

All proposed activities for 2020-2021 will benefit low and moderate income persons. The proposed budget is as follows:
Administration $200,000
Public Service: Community Health Worker $80,716
Life Stream - Hope House PSH services $120,000
Living Message Church - Hannah Grace Gardens new homebuyer development $100,000
City of Tavares – Wooten Wonderland Playground handicap barrier removal improvements $500,000
Astor Library – Demolition and construction of a new library. (This project will extend over 3 years and include approximately $400,000 each year for the next two fiscal years) $400,000
TOTAL: $1,400,716

The comment period will begin July 6, 2020 through August 6, 2020. Copies of the plan are available for review on our website and at the Housing Division office located at 2008 Classique Lane, Tavares, FL 32778. Please contact the Lake County Housing and Community Development Division with questions or comments at (352) 742-6540/Fax: (352) 742-6535 (TDD users 7-1-1 for FL Relay Center) or email to: [email protected] All comments received by August 4, 2020 will be considered and made a part of the plan.


Lake County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Any requests for reasonable accommodations required by individuals to fully participate in any open meeting, program or activity of Lake County Housing and Human Services should be directed to the Office of Housing and Human Services 2008 Classique Lane, Tavares, FL 32778. Telephone number 352-742-6540; FAX 352-742-6535; email: [email protected] (Florida Relay TDD: 7-1-1).
2019 One Year Action Plan
To receive a copy of the FY 2019/2020 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant program, contact Allison Thall at 352-742-6548 or [email protected]

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is administered at the federal level by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which makes funds available to local governments. Lake County became an entitlement community in 1999 and started receiving funds in 2000.

The Housing Services Division administers the Lake County CDBG program. The Division is responsible for ensuring the funds are used to improve the living environment, quality of life and housing opportunities for low and moderate-income citizens.

The City of Tavares and the Towns of Montverde, Astatula, Minneola, Howey-in-the-Hills, and Lady Lake receive a share of the entitlement dollars pursuant to Urban County Partnership Agreements with Lake County.  Other CDBG projects are carried out through partnerships between the County, other County agencies and non-profit service providers.  Since Lake County became a CDBG entitlement community, the County and its partners are using CDBG funds for roadway paving and paying paving assessments, for housing rehabilitation, to provide prescription assistance, to improve community centers, sidewalks and parks, and to construct ADA-accessible restrooms and entrances in public buildings.


Community Development and Block GrantThe programs are intended to assist low and moderate income neighborhoods improve their quality of life and is community-driven.  Each year interested community groups may apply for grants to construct or improve neighborhood facilities.  At the same time, the County assists the successful and not-so-successful applicants to build capacity, to access other resources to meet their particular needs, and serves as a liaison with other County agencies. 

Community Development and Block Grant

Every five years, all CDBG grantees are required to prepare a Consolidated Plan (pdf) outlining strategies for use of CDBG funds over the next five years. Additionally, each year during the planning period, grantees must draft a One-Year Action Plan explaining how the jurisdiction intends to implement that year’s increment of the Consolidated Plan. At the end of each fiscal year, grantees are required to compile a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report(CAPER) describing the jurisdiction’s progress in carrying out the Action Plan covering the reporting period.


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