Florida getting $53M in BP oil spill settlement funds

Posted at 2:29 AM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 21:36:51-05

(WTXL) - Florida is one of four Gulf states getting another $280 million in restoration grants from the BP oil spill of 2010.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation said Monday that Florida is getting $53 million.

That includes $16 million to protect coastal forest and wetlands along the Lower Suwannee River and Big Bend coast.

Louisiana is the state getting the most money, $161 million.

Alabama and Texas are also receiving restoration grant money.