Governor Ron DeSantis awards more than $22 million for broadband, infrastructure, and workforce development in Florida communities

WILLISTON, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced $22 million in funding to 15 Florida communities through the CDBG-CV program. These awards will support projects including expanding broadband internet services, improvements to community centers, and small business grants. Governor DeSantis also announced that in this year’s budget, he will be approving more than $460,000 to add two new covered pavilions and an eight-foot-wide boardwalk at the Bird Creek Boat Ramp in Levy County.

“We have been responsible, we have protected people’s freedoms, and we have kept the economy open in Florida,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Today we are proud to announce another $22 million for workforce development and infrastructure across Florida. Communities across the state are going to benefit from this funding and their growth will help us continue to succeed as a state.”

“Governor DeSantis has a strong vision for Florida’s economy, and thanks to his leadership, we have made economic resiliency a priority in Florida,” said Secretary Dane Eagle. “This funding will help meet communities’ needs as they continue to grow stronger and prepare for future crises.” 


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