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Wastewater Impact and Connection Fee Assistance Program

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  2. North Miami Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Wastewater Impact and Connection Fee Assistance Program Application
  3. Section I: Caveats

    The Wastewater Impact and Connection Fee Assistance Program (“Program”) is a grant. The property must be located in the Redevelopment Area (see Section VIII). 

    The CRA Board reserves the right at its sole and absolute discretion to: 

    • Reject any and all Program applications; 
    • Postpone or cancel the Program; and 
    • Waive any irregularities in the application submitted for funding.

    The CRA Board reserves the right to request and evaluate additional information from any applicant after the submission deadline as the CRA Board deems necessary. This Program is not an entitlement. 

    The CRA Board may reimburse up to fifty percent (50%) of the Wastewater Impact Fees and Connection Fees required by City, County, and State government agencies for properties to tie-in to a Wastewater System.

  4. Section II: Reimbursement or Reservation ($250 non-refundable fee per $5,000 reservation (see Section VI for Reservation): Is this application for (check one)


  5. Section III: Applicant
  6. Does the applicant own property?*
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  8. Section IV: Property Owner (if different from applicant)
  9. Section V: Expenses and Grant Funding

    The CRA Board may reimburse up to fifty percent (50%) of the Wastewater Impact Fees and Connection Fees required by City, County, and State government agencies for properties to tie-in to a Wastewater System. 

  10. Section VII: Disbursement of Grant Funding

    The applicant submits a completed application for payment with supporting documents after the tie-in is completed. Supporting documents include, but are not limited to: 

    • Copies of invoices and receipts; 
    • Proof of applicable permit completion and closure; 
    • Proof of payment, i.e. canceled checks; and 
    • Any other documentation that enables CRA Staff to determine project completion.


    The CRA Board will receive the completed application for determination of funding award (if any). Please see Section I: Caveats and Program. 

  11. Section VIII: Redevelopment Area
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  14. North Miami Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Wastewater Impact and Connection Fee Assistance Program
  15. I. Purpose

    The North Miami Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (“CRA”) was established pursuant to, and with the authority provided in, Part III Community Redevelopment Act, Chapter 163, Florida Statutes, as delegated by the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners in Resolution No. R1345-04. The CRA Redevelopment Plan, as amended in the 2015 Amended Redevelopment Plan, establishes the need for properties to connect to the sewer system to encourage redevelopment of the CRA area. The Wastewater Impact and Connection Fee Assistance Program (“Program”) is intended to improve older properties in the Redevelopment Area by connecting to the sewer system (“Wastewater System”). 

  16. II. Objectives

    The key objectives of the Program are to stimulate employment and increase business and investment within the CRA. Applicants should demonstrate how the Program assistance will: 

    • Improve Property Values; 
    • Improve the Public Health by Eliminating Old Septic Systems; 
    • Augment Business Expansion and Attraction Opportunities; 
    • Reduce the Time for Tenants to Attain Business Licenses; and 
    • Help Applicant Expand Sales Revenue, Improve Competitiveness, or Enter New Markets.
  17. III. Eligibility Criteria

    Program funding shall be available; 

    1. b. The property must be located within the Redevelopment Area (Please see Section XIII); 
    2. c. Properties shall be privately owned and required to pay real estate taxes (i.e. tax-exempt properties are not eligible); 
    3. d. Real estate taxes shall be current; 
    4. e. The structures on the property must be at least five (5) years old. Recent construction is not eligible; 
    5. f. The application is for work completed after inception of this Program; 
    6. g. Any code or building violations shall be brought into compliance prior to the issuance of any grants funds (grants funds shall not be used towards resolving the code or building violations); and 
    7. h. The applicant shall demonstrate how the objectives of the Program (Section II. Objectives) are met by the proposed improvements. 
  18. IV. Funding Guidelines

    The CRA Board may reimburse up to fifty percent (50%) of the Wastewater Impact Fees and Connection Fees required by City, County, and State government agencies for properties to tie-in to a Wastewater System. 

  19. V. Application Procedure

    Applicants shall follow the steps listed below: 

    1. a. Schedule an appointment with CRA staff to discuss the desired improvements. Please call (305)787-6053 or e-mail nmbcra@citynmb.com. 
    2. b. Compile application materials and submit a completed application to the CRA. An incomplete application will not be accepted. 
    3. c. CRA staff will review completed applications and make a recommendation of approval, approval with conditions, or denial. The applicant will be scheduled for a meeting with the Redevelopment Advisory Board (RAB). 
    4. d. The RAB will review completed applications (with the CRA staff recommendation), and make a recommendation of approval, approval with conditions, or denial, to the CRA Board. 
    5. e. The applicant will be scheduled for the CRA Board, the CRA Board will make a decision based upon the completed application, the RAB recommendation, the CRA staff recommendation and the Program criteria and objectives. The CRA Board’s decision is final. 
    6. f. CRA staff notifies the applicant of the CRA Board’s decision. Applicants not approved by the CRA Board may re-apply one-year after the date of the CRA Board denial. 
  20. VI. Reservation of Program Funding

    Reservation of Program Funding is Optional: 

    The applicant can “reserve” Program increments of $5,000 for an initial 120-days by submitting to the CRA a written request and a $250 reservation fee per increment. The applicant must receive CRA Board approval within the initial 120-day period of the reservation or the reservation shall expire, and the reservation fee is forfeited on the 121st day. 

    The CRA Executive Director may extend the reservation period by an additional 120-days for a total of 240-days. The applicant must provide “good cause,” which is described as providing evidence that the wastewater tie-in efforts are current and underway. If the evidence is acceptable to the CRA Executive Director, the reservation period becomes 240-days and the reservation fee becomes forfeited on the 241st day after application submission. 

    Reservation of Program Funding is a CRA administrative process and only requires the CRA Executive Director’s approval. The applicant must receive the CRA Board’s approval before Disbursement (see Section VIII below). 

  21. VII. Program Availability

    All applicants must receive CRA Board approval for this Program (see Section V. Application Procedure). This Program is subject to availability of funds. The Program is offered as first-come first-served. For purposes of availability of funding, applicants receiving administrative approval for the reservation of funding shall be considered “first-come, first-served,” for the duration of the reservation period only. 

  22. VIII. Disbursement

    Upon completion of the approved improvements, the applicant submits a request for payment with supporting documents. Supporting documents include, but are not limited to: 

    • Copies of invoices and receipts; 
    • Proof of applicable permit completion and closure; 
    • Proof of payment, i.e. canceled checks; and 
    • Any other documents that enable CRA Staff to determine project completion. 


    Staff reviews the supporting documents and conducts a site inspection. If everything is in order, the CRA will declare the project complete and have issued a check to the applicant for the amount eligible under the parameters of this Program. 

  23. IX. CRA Executive Director Authority

    The CRA Executive Director may modify this Program to: 

    1. a. Require additional documentation from the applicant; 
    2. b. Promote transparency; 
    3. c. Create and update the Program’s application; 
    4. d. Protect taxpayer money from misuse or potential fraud; and 
    5. e. Improve Program efficiency. 
  24. X. Conflict of Interest

    The CRA Board has adopted the Miami-Dade County Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics. Applicants shall be governed by the Miami-Dade County Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics Ordinance, as amended. Any questions about potential conflicts of interest shall be directed to the CRA Attorney. Applicants with a conflict of interest, as determined by the CRA Attorney, shall be ineligible for the grant Program. 

  25. XI. Caveats

    The CRA Board reserves the right at its sole and absolute discretion to: 

    • • Reject any and all Program applications; 
    • • Postpone or cancel the Program; and 
    • • Waive any irregularities in the application submitted for funding. 


    The CRA Board reserves the right to request and evaluate additional information from any applicant after the submission deadline as the CRA Board deems necessary. 

  26. X. Program Availability
    All applicants must receive CRA Board approval before CRA Staff issues a Notice to Proceed. This Program is subject to availability of funds. There is no waiting list. The Program applications will be reviewed and presented for approval on a first-come-first-served basis.
  27. XI. CRA Executive Director Authority
    The CRA Executive Director may modify this Program to:

    1. Require additional documentation from the applicant;
    2. Promote transparency;
    3. Create and update the Program’s application;
    4. Protect taxpayer money from misuse or potential fraud;
    5. Improve Program efficiency; and
    6. Convert and transition prior approved applicants to this newer Program.
  28. XII. Redevelopment Plan

    This Program received its authorization in the 2015 Redevelopment Plan adopted by the Miami Dade County Board of County Commissioners on March 7th, 2017, through Resolution R-213-17, File Number 170254. Please see Page 30 of the 2015 Amended Redevelopment Plan (Sanitary Sewer Installations). 

  29. XIII. Redevelopment Area
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