The City of Cocoa is taking steps towards creating a more sustainable and resilient community. In 2018, the Sustainability Advisory Board was created to focus on areas within the City in need of improvement. From its inception, the Board has been focused on developing a draft Sustainability Action Plan (SAP). During this same time, the City of Cocoa applied and was awarded three (3) grants to help the City become more resilient, which leads to a more sustainable Cocoa.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection - Community Based Resiliency Grant
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity - Community Planning and Technical Assistance Grant
Department of Commerce EDA - Create business disaster preparedness and recovery plans
The Board’s mission is to assist the City in developing a Sustainability and Resiliency Plan. To help in this process, the City of Cocoa adopted the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council Resiliency Action Plan in March 2019. This plan will be incorporated with the Sustainability Action Plan to create one plan for the future.