The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for First Presbyterian Church and park repairs due to damages in Hurricane Irma (DR-4337-FL-PW-04990). Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for this project under the Public Assistance (PA) Program.

An initial disaster-wide Public Notice was published October 6, 2017 for Hurricane Irma. Comments and other information received were fully evaluated by FEMA along with evaluation of social, economic, environmental, and safety considerations. This notice serves as a project-specific final notice for FEMA’s funding action located within the floodplain. FEMA has determined that the only practicable alternative is to locate this facility at its original location within the floodplain because the facility is functionally dependent upon its location within the floodplain.

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions. This action complies with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements.

Responsible Entity: FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program

Applicant: First Presbyterian Church

Project Title(s): PA-04-FL-4337-PW-04990; 63063 – First Presbyterian Church Buildings

Location of Proposed Work: 25.7676639 N Latitude, 80.1894987 W Longitude

Floodplain: Projects are located in the AE Zone per Miami-Dade County FIRM Panel # 12086C0314L,

dated 09/11/2009.

Proposed Work and Purpose: First Presbyterian Church made repairs to copper gutters, interior drywall, cupola stained glass windows, soffit, flat roof rubber membrane, powder coated square bars, small gate, and wood fencing.

Project Alternatives:

The alternative that has been considered is the no action alternative. This alternative is not feasible as the area will remain vulnerable to flood risk, including property damage and hazards to human life and safety. Alternate locations were not considered as relocating the facility outside of the floodplain is not feasible. The facility supports the Miami community by providing a sanctuary and recreational space to the surrounding community and relocation may adversely impact social or economic resources for the community.