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2021 Mayors' Fitness Challenge is Coming Up!

2021 Mayors' Fitness Challenge
The 2021 Mayors' Fitness Challenge is coming up! Get excited because this year there are weekly cash prizes for participants! Sign-up and participation are FREE! Stay tuned as registration begins December 7 at uwbrevard.org!

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MGF + CAPE Center Get Updated Designs

Construction on the highly anticipated Multi-Generational Facility (MGF) begins this Winter! Both the MGF and the Culture, Art, Preservation + Enrichment (CAPE) Center designs have been updated and modernized. Read More

25th Annual Reindeer Run: Registration Open

The 25th Annual Reindeer Run, a City of Cape Canaveral tradition, has opened registration for the Saturday, December 12th race! The first 500 registrants receive a FREE t-shirt! This year, an option to participate VIRTUALLY is available! Holiday costumes are always encouraged!! Read More

City Takes Part in Innovative Program to Map COVID-19

Laboratory Manager Jessica Bunnell will be working with Biobot to submit samples and obtain data. The City is hoping our data will help officials navigate the continuing recovery of our community. Read More

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure on the Rise

This past week Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Essential State Infrastructure Bill into law. This landmark electric vehicle (EV) roadmap legislation will help to create a master plan for DC fast-charging (Level 3) infrastructure along Florida’s interstate corridor system, including nearby I-95. The law acknowledges the risks of climate change and identifies electric transportation as a means to combat it. The new law also tasks specific state agencies to identify barriers and opportunities to advance electric vehicle (EV) adoption, including legislative and policy recommendations and requires an interim report at the end of 2020 with a final report by July 2021. Read More

FDEO-Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The City of Cape Canaveral will be applying for a grant via the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Disaster Recovery (DR) from Hurricanes Hermine (2016), Matthew (2016) and Irma (2017), through the Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Program. A total of $475,000,000 is being made available through a competitive application process for local governments located within the forty-eight (48) counties impacted by the previously named hurricanes. Eligible applicants can submit project applications for a minimum of $500,000 per application.


Projects will be in line with recommendations from the City’s Vulnerability Assessment. Examples of projects that could be funded include:

  • Restoration of critical infrastructure
  • Renourishment of protective coastal dune systems and state beaches
  • Building or fortifying buildings that are essential to the health, safety and welfare of a community 
  • Rehabilitation or construction of stormwater management systems
  • Improvements to drainage facilities
  • Reconstruction of lift stations and sewage treatment plants
  • Road repair and improvement and bridge strengthening

The City plans to pursue a solar project that further enhances the sustainability of the City’s Wastewater Reclamation Facility (WRF) as this is a critical facility and handles all of the City of Cape Canaveral’s sewage treatment needs. The goal is ensure the WRF can run on solar and associated battery systems in the event of a storm or loss of power.

A public comment period running from June 22, 2020 through July 6, 2020 (14 days) will be held for residents regarding this grant opportunity and how it can be utilized by the City. Comments on the proposed application may be submitted via email to: Zachary Eichholz, Sustainability Program Manager (z.eichholz@cityofcapecanaveral.org) or Brenda Defoe-Surprenant, City Planner (b.surprenant@cityofcapecanaveral.org).

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Cape Canaveral Regains Title of MOST FIT CITY!

Congratulations to the winner of the 2020 Health First Mayors’ Fitness Challenge “Most Fit City” Cape Canaveral! Thanks to the 11 communities, 2,202 registered participants and hundreds of others who joined along the way. In total, participants logged 4.5 million minutes of exercise over 8 weeks.

 
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Large Crowds Expected for Crew-1 Launch

UPDATE: Crew-1 launch now targeting Sunday, November 15 at 7:27 p.m.
Mission: Crew-1
Launch Organization: NASA/SpaceX
Rocket: Falcon 9
Payload: Dragon Crew Capsule
Sonic Boom: None

Sunday's launch will likely bring heavy traffic to our area. Residents are advised to consider running errandsin advance to avoid launch traffic on November 15. Read More

CAPE CANAVERAL RELEASES ADDITIONAL COVID-19 WASTEWATER TESTING RESULTS

Following the conclusion of its one month pilot program with Biobot in May 2020 to monitor the amount of COVID-19 material in the City of Cape Canaveral’s sewage, a new vendor was found to continue regular testing. New sewage samples began being collected on June 30 and the first set of results were received on July 10 via a new testing vendor named Source Molecular, a Miami-based company that performs environmental COVID-19 testing and analysis. A second set of results was received on July 16. Subsequent tests will be conducted on a weekly basis every Tuesday. Results are received approximately 8 days after sampling.

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The City of Cape Canaveral Stands Against Hate

City Council adopted an official Proclamation declaring the City of Cape Canaveral Stands Against Hate. We as a City stand against hate and are committed to fostering constructive dialogue and implementing best practices both internally and throughout the community to help create a framework for equitable communities. Read More
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