Planning and Resources
Documents and resources listed on this page pertain to activites undertaken with state and federal funding sources. Documents and resources relevant to other areas within Human Services may be found on their respective pages.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires all communities to prepare a Consolidated Plan if they receive annual formula grants. Lee County receives three formula grants totaling over $2 million from HUD: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).
The Consolidated Plan covers a five-year period and provides strategies to address housing, homeless, and community development needs. Funds are used for a variety of public service and infrastructure projects and for programs administered by a number of government, non-profit and private agencies including the City of Bonita Springs, City of Sanibel, and the Town of Fort Myers Beach. The 2013-2017 Plan is currently under development. To provide comments, please visit the Town Hall site at: http://www.leecountytownhall.com/category/HUD-Consolidated-Plan (new!)
An Annual Action Plan is done for each of the five years to detail specific projects that will meet these goals. At any time, the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans can be amended (view current program amendments). At the end of each funding year, a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is submitted to HUD, which provides a summary of which goals specified in both the Consolidated Plan and the Annual Action Plans were met. To view the 2011 CAPER, click here. To view HUD's response to the CAPER, click here. All three documents are posted on this website when they are completed for the public’s review and comment. These documents can be made available in alternative accessible formats upon request.
The Lee County Department of Human Services also competes on a national level for Homeless Continuum of Care (COC) funds. The Department acts as the Lead Agency for all of Lee County. The application includes over $2 million in request for renewal projects and new requests for projects that address the needs of Lee County’s residents who are homeless. Supportive Housing Program and Shelter Plus Care programs for permanent and transitional housing, emergency shelter, and services for the homeless are provided by the following funded agencies:
· Lee County Department of Human Services LIFT Program
· Lee County Department of Human Services Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
· Lee Mental Health, Inc.
· Renaissance Manor, Inc.
· Southwest Florida Addiction Services, Inc.
· The Salvation Army, a Georgia Corporation, Inc.
In addition to the COC application, Lee County has competed state-wide for additional funding to support programs for the homeless. When avaialbe, the Florida Challenge Grant and the Florida Homeless Housing Assistance Grant have provided a variety of needed services and housing opportunities to various non-profit agencies in Lee County.
Occasionally, Lee County Department of Human Services embarks on special planning projects, which are listed below. To view a document in it's "pdf" electronic version, choose one from the selection below and click.
Florida Homeless Challenge Grant FY 2011-2012
Needs Assessment - Lee County Neighborhoods
Neighborhood Revitalization Plans
Human Services Council Strategic Plan
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