Federal - U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

Consolidated Plan

The U.S. 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 more than $3 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, nonprofit and private agencies including the City of Bonita Springs, City of Sanibel, Village of Estero and the Town of Fort Myers Beach. 

The 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan covers the period of October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2024. 

The 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan is now available.

The 2013-2018 Consolidated Plan has been submitted to HUD. At the same time the Consolidated Plan is submitted, a Five-Year Environmental Review is also submitted.

​Consolidated Plan Amendments Summary
2013-2017 Consolidated Plan
​Five-Year Environmental Review
2020 SHOP Environmental Reviews 

Lee County hosted several community meetings to gather public input for upcoming strategic plans. Comments gathered at the meetings are being considered in the development of the 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan, 2019 Annual Action Plan, 2019 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, and 2019-2021 Community Services Block Grant Strategic Plan.

Department of Economic Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has allocated $633 million in funding for disaster mitigation projects in areas of presidentially declared disasters in 2016 and 2017.  These funds are available through Community Development Block Grant - Mitigation (CDBG-MIT).  The allocations are as follows:

  • Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program ($75,000,000)
  • Rebuild Florida General Planning Support Program ($20,000,000)
  • Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program ($475,000,000)

Lee County is applying for Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funding through the Department of Economic Opportunity.  Proposed projects are listed below.  Any comments or feedback can be directed to Clare Dennehy at CDennehy@leegov.com by Nov. 6, 2020.

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​Alico Arena Shelter Hardening - $2,786,415
​Hertz Arena Shelter Hardening - $4,560,000
Salvation Army Hardening - $239,356
Traffic Control Center Hardening - $3,835,418
​Waste to Energy Plant Hardening - $1,115,013
​Wellfield Generators Hardening - $2,367,922
Lee County Coastal Risk Assessment and Resiliency Plan - $253,000
Lee County Cabana City Conversion - $115,575
​Lee County Palmona Park Conversion - $115,575
​Lee County Lehigh Acres Conversion - $346,725
Storm Water and Water Quality Reservoir​ - $10,300,000
​Lee County Utilities' Water System Improvements - $3,987,000
​Lehigh Streets and Drainage - $7,703,850
Lehigh Fire Station - $5,000,000
Waste to Energy Plant Fire Suppression - $2,541,000
CDBG-DR Lee County Sidewalks and Drainage Project​ - $2,718,577
CDBG-DR Lee County Richmond Bridge Project​ - $678,566
​CDBG-DR Lee County Canal Clearing Project - $732,540

Annual Action Plan

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. 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.

The Annual Action Plan, CAPER, as well as HUD responses to the CAPER, are all posted on this page when they are completed for the public’s review and comment. These documents can be made available in alternative accessible formats upon request.​

​2020 Annual Action Plan
Amendments to the Annual Action Plans
​Amendments to Citizen Participation Plan
2018 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
Draft Amendments to the 2018 and 2019 Annual Action Plans
​Amendments to the 2018 Annual Plan
​2018 Annual Action Plan
2017 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
​Amendments to the 2017 Annual Plan
​2017 Annual Action Plan
2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
Amendments to the 2016 Annual Plan​
2016 Annual Action Plan
​2015 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
​Amendments to the 2015 Annual Plan
​2015 Annual Action Plan
​Amendments to the 2014 Annual Plan
2014 Annual Action Plan