DeSantis Awards More than $28 Million to Florida Communities for Economic Growth, Public Safety

By Lydia Nusbaum, Florida's Voice

June 21, 2022 Updated 1:30 PM ET

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June 21, 2022 Updated 1:30 P.M. ET

TALLAHASSEE (FLV) – Gov. Ron DeSantis awarded more than $28 million in grants to Florida communities to help with economic growth.

“Supporting the growth and resilience of Florida communities is the best way to ensure Florida’s strong future,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said. “Investments made today will provide 23 communities with access to the resources they need to diversify their economies, increase public safety, and mitigate future risks.”

DeSantis awarded 17 communities with grants from a program that benefits low to moderate-income residents. The money will help with workforce housing, training, sustainability, and broadband infrastructure planning.

-Alachua County ($4,000,782)
-City of Apopka ($800,000)
-City of Coleman ($1,772,500
-City of Fort Lauderdale ($906,510)
-City of Green Cove Springs ($1,397,600)
-City of Hollywood ($760,335)
-City of Homestead ($502,061)
-Village of Indiantown ($342,390)
-Lake City ($2,000,000)
-Leon County ($3,604,207)
-City of Macclenny ($291,000)
-City of Mary Esther ($324,000)
-City of New Port Richey ($973,986)
-City of Stuart ($4,791,000)
-City of Vernon ($987,566)
-Town of Wausau ($1,384,090)
-City of West Palm Beach ($567,974)

Six Florida communities received money from the Rebuild Florida Hazard Mitigation Grant match Program to help rebuild from Hurricane Michael.

-Gulf County ($1,039,184)
-Jackson County ($367,364)
-Liberty County ($115,116)
-City of Marianna ($474,000)
-City of Mexico Beach ($601,408)
-City of Panama City ($492,428)

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