Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 28, 2017
REVISED November 28, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #48

Florida Job Growth Grant Fund - Public Infrastructure Grant Proposal


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Sage Kamiya, P.E., PTOE, Deputy Director, Traffic Management, ext. 7425

Clarke Davis, Transportation Planning Manager, ext.7272

Action Requested

Execution of the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund - Public Infrastructure Grant Proposal

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Section 288.101, Florida Statutes

Background Discussion

The Florida Job Growth Grant 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. Public Works staff recommends that the County submit an infrastructure grant request.  The recommended project is capital improvements to the Ellenton-Gillette Road at U.S. 301 intersection in Ellenton.  The project is production-ready with County funding in place. The overall project costs are $3,452,879.  The proposed County match is $1,692,879 (49%) which includes in-kind design and project management services and the cost of right-of-way acquisition.  The proposed request is for $1,760,000 (51%) to fund the construction phase.

Staff requests approval and Board authorization for the chairperson to execute the attached grant application.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

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Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Florida Job Growth Grant Fund Infrastructure Form - Final.pdf
Attachment:  Ellenton-Gillette at US 301 Supplement.pdf