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Gov. DeSantis announces nearly $20 million to aid coastal inland communities

Posted at 11:58 AM, May 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-03 18:11:15-04

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $20 million in grants for 98 projects through the Resilient Florida Grant Program.

The funding will help these awards with the development and planning of inland coastal communities; the list of projects can be found here.

DeSantis held a press conference in Fort Myers Beach on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Lovers Key State Park to additionally talk about the opening of the Department of Environmental Protection's application portals for 2022-23 grants.

He was joined by Congressman Byron Donalds, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Shawn Hamilton, and Chief Resilience Officer Dr. Wesley Brooks.

“For the first time, Florida has strategic coordination guiding statewide efforts to protect coastal and inland infrastructure, and dedicated funding to support these projects, these grants will strengthen Florida’s infrastructure to withstand the impacts of flooding and storm surge. My administration will continue the momentum to support resilience in communities across the state.”

Governor Ron DeSantis