Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 19, 2019
November 19, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #66

Moccasin Wallow Road Grant Application


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Chad Butzow, P.E., Director, Public Works, Ext. 7476
Clarke Davis, Deputy Director, Traffic Management, Ext. 7272

Action Requested
Authorize the Chair to sign the Florida Job Growth Public Infrastructure Grant application to request funding of $6,200,000 for the widening of Moccasin Wallow Road.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 288.101, Florida Statutes, Florida Job Growth Grand Fund

Section 125.01, Florida Statutes, Powers and Duties, County Commission

Background Discussion
  • Staff made a presentation to the Board of County Commissioners at a work session on September 18, 2018, on an opportunity to apply for a state grant for a road widening project for Moccasin Wallow Road. 
  • The Florida Job Growth Fund is authorized by Florida Statutes and managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.  The purpose of the grant is to provide funds to qualified applicants for projects that create jobs and promote economic growth.  The program awards grants on a competitive basis for infrastructure and workforce training.  In 2018-2019, $85 million will be provided for public infrastructure and job training projects.  Public infrastructure projects can include transportation and utilities needed to support economic development.
  • This is a proposal to apply for the Florida Job Growth grant for $6,200,000 for the widening of Moccasin Wallow Road to four lanes, from 115th Avenue East to US 301, including bike lanes and sidewalks.  The estimated construction cost for this project is $9,200,000.  The grant includes a proposed County match of $3,000,000 from impact fee funds to meet the total expected construction cost estimate.
  • The grant application is attached for Board review.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Provide signed copy to Francisca Backenstross, Ext. 7444.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Latest DEO Moccasin Wallow Road Expansion.pdf
Attachment:  Exhibits, Manatee County Moccasin Wallow Road Application 2019.pdf
Attachment:  Moccasin Wallow Economic Impact and ROI Analysis.pdf