August 22, 2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
Tallahassee, Fla. (July 12, 2019) – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $2.9 million in funding for military-related programs through the Defense Infrastructure Grant Program and the Defense Reinvestment Grant Program, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). These grants provide funding to defense-dependent communities to support advocacy and military community relations.
“As a veteran, I know the value in supporting Florida’s military installations and their surrounding communities,” said Governor DeSantis. “We will continue to rebuild and create resilient bases, especially those impacted by Hurricane Michael, for the hardworking men and women who serve our country and state.”
“Under Governor DeSantis’ leadership, DEO will continue to support military installation communities across the state,” said Ken Lawson, Executive Director of DEO. “These grants are another great example of how we are utilizing every resource we have available to help Florida communities, especially those in the Panhandle that are recovering from Hurricane Michael.”
The Defense Infrastructure Grant Program funds local infrastructure projects that benefit both a local community and military installation and have a positive impact on the value of military installations within the state. Infrastructure projects may be related to encroachment, transportation and access, utilities, communications, housing, environment and security. Communities awarded funding through the Defense Infrastructure Grant Program include:
The Defense Reinvestment Grant Program funds projects that protect existing military installations, diversify the economies of a defense-dependent communities and develop plans for the reuse of closed or realigned military installations. Communities awarded funding through the Defense Reinvestment Grant Program include:
For more information on Military Community programs, please visit FloridaJobs.org/Military-Community-Programs.