Concede cash will before long be going to some provincial towns hit by Hurricane Michael to help repair infrastructure and improve workforce preparing.
Wednesday, Governor Ron DeSantis declared $3 million is availble through projects from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).
Projects granted through the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program include:
– Blountstown – ($700,000) substitution of water lines, instillation of new sewer lines, and construction of new storm water facilities.
– DeFuniak Springs – ($700,000) substitution of sewer lines, instillation of manholes and supplanting the chlorine analyzer of the water treatment plant
– Port St. Joe – ($511,500) substitution of sewer lines and repaving roads
– Lawtey – ($600,000) improve the current water distribution and related fire protection system within 10 service areas
Likewise, the Jackson County School Board, in partnership with CareerSource Chipola and the Tri-County Community Action Agency, will get $500,000 to make a building construction technology program.
Governor DeSantis said this program will help individuals in the territory with aptitudes required in the construction industry to help Hurricane Michael recuperation endeavors. The cash for this program originates from the Community Services Block Grant program and CareerSource Florida through the government Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
“Infrastructure development and maintenance is critical to rebuilding and growing more resilient communities,” Governor DeSantis said. “Every dollar counts, so we will continue to utilize all available resources to help communities in the Florida Panhandle impacted by Hurricane Michael recover.”