The Panhandle will receive at least $5 million out of a $30 million pot of grant money to help improve infrastructure and fund economic development initiatives.
The money comes from the Rural Infrastructure Fund (RIF). According to a release from the state, $5 million will go to “Panhandle local governments in Calhoun, Gadsden, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington Counties, as well as all municipalities within their boundaries.”
The remaining $25 million will “assist rural communities statewide.”
“Rural communities are encouraged to apply for this historic funding to better position themselves for future economic development opportunities,” said DEO Secretary Dane Eagle.
– Ryan Nicol, Florida Politics