The Town of Oakland was successful in applying for and receiving a $600,000 grant through the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The program, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), helps communities fund infrastructure improvements and housing rehabilitation. For the Town of Oakland the Neighborhood Revitalization Grant is to fund community improvements for the installation of new gravity sewer lines, service laterals, and septic tank abandonment for low income residents within the incorporated areas of the Town. This project is expected to benefit more than 40 occupied homes of which more than half are low- to moderate-income.
For additional information on other communities awarded grant funds under the program, you can view the Sunshine State News article.