Governor Ron DeSantis announced today, April 28, 2023, that the Town has received $10 million as part of a Hurricane Stormwater and Wastewater Assistance Grant Program created during the Florida legislature’s special session in December 2022.
This program is for local governments that were heavily impacted in 2022 by Hurricane Ian or Nicole to rebuild their stormwater and wastewater systems and make them more resilient.
“This is the largest amount that the Town could have received from this grant program, and we are grateful to Governor DeSantis and the Florida legislators, as well as the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, for recognizing the Town’s need and providing for it,” said Interim Town Manager Keith Wilkins.
The Town’s Public Works staff and state consultants from Tidal Basin Group worked together in March to prepare and submit a grant application for consideration. This grant program is managed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
For more information about this program, click on these links:
Press release from FDEP