Florida’s military communities to share $2.3 million for infrastructure

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Florida Construction News staff writer

Florida’s military communities will share $2.3 million from the Defense Infrastructure Grant Program. Funding will go to infrastructure and economic development projects.

“Florida remains committed to the success of our military communities and supporting our military families,” said Florida Secretary of Commerce J. Alex Kelly. “Today’s awards build on the more than $7.9 million awarded already this year, strengthening Florida’s military communities and stimulating economic growth for the future.”

Awards include:

  • Space Coast Economic Development Commission ($82,500)
  • City of Cocoa ($135,000) – for infrastructure improvements to the water distribution system and to increase the resiliency of the water distribution network serving Patrick Space Force Base and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
  • City of Jacksonville ($2.1 million) – to continue the Compatible Land Use/Encroachment Protection Program for properties in the Military Influence Zone of Naval Station Mayport, Naval Air Station Jacksonville and Outlying Landing Field Whitehouse.

Since 2019, more than $23.4 million in grants have been awarded to military communities to support infrastructure and the local economy.

Defense Infrastructure Grants support transportation and access, housing, utilities, communications, environment, and security needs for military communities across the state.

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