In 2022, The City of Titusville was awarded grant funding from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Coastal Management Program to conduct a Resiliency Stewardship Outreach and Education Program. The City then partnered with the East Central Regional Planning Council and UF IFAS Brevard Extension to provide year-long engagement with the community through online and in-person events and opportunities.
Assessment, Outreach, & Strategies
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Florida Coastal Management Program (FCMP), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) awarded Titusville with a grant to conduct a coastal planning effort to include an assessment of climate risks, identify policies and programs to address Titusville’s vulnerabilities, and identify resiliency projects and strategies.
The grant will also help implement comprehensive plan policies related to the Peril of Flood requirements described.
Peril of Flood Requirements
Visit the Peril of Flood website updated by Florida’s Regional Planning Councils featuring a compilation of projects, resources, and important dates relating to coastal resiliency in the state of Florida.
Coastal Management Update
In 2015 the Florida Legislature adopted new requirements to be included in the City’s Comprehensive Plan to address flood risk in coastal areas which results from:
- Flash floods
- High-tide events
- The related impacts of sea-level rise
- Storm surge
- Stormwater runoff
The policies must address how to eliminate inappropriate and unsafe development in the coastal areas when opportunities arise. (Section 163.3178(2)(f), Florida Statute)
Former Mayor Walt Johnson and City Manager Scott Larese attended the signing of the partnership ceremony formally establishing the City of Titusville as a partner of the East Central Regional Resilience Collaborative.