Fla. awards $890K to two rural stormwater projects

Dec. 26, 2022
The state’s Rural Infrastructure Fund awarded funding for the planning and design of two communities’ stormwater systems.

Florida officials have announced $891,732 in awards to two state communities’ stormwater infrastructure through the Rural Infrastructure Fund (FIF) program.

The two communities are both receiving funds to conduct planning and design for their stormwater infrastructure.

The City of Apalachicola is receiving $300,000 its entire stormwater conveyance system, while the City of Belle Glade is receiving $291,732 for stormwater improvements in its downtown area.

Administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the RIF program provides funding to facilitate the planning, preparing, and financing of infrastructure projects in rural communities, which encourages job creation, capital investment, and the strengthening and diversification of rural economies.

Eligible activities for the program include improvements to public infrastructure for industrial or commercial sites, upgrades to or development of public tourism infrastructure, improvements to access and availability of broadband internet service, and improvements to inadequate infrastructure that has resulted in regulatory action.