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Multiple cities in Gadsden County awarded funding by state of Florida

Funding to encourage community development
Gadsden County Seal
Posted at 12:50 PM, Apr 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-22 12:52:15-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that three cities in Gadsden County were awarded funding for community development.

According to the governor’s office, the city of Gretna was awarded $504,100 to support road and utility improvements in preparation for the construction of a new facility that will create 14 jobs and an estimated $14.5 million capital investment in the city.

The governor's office notes the source of the funding was via Florida’s Rural Infrastructure Fund.

The city of Chattahoochee was awarded $3,789,000, while Gretna is set to receive $2,253,500 from the state’s Community Development Block Grant-CV Program.

Chattahoochee is expected to use the funding to rehabilitate an existing former school building for use as a new senior center.

Gretna will use awarded funds to expand the city’s community center to allow for the provision of public health services.

The city of Midway was awarded $600,000 by the state to construct an education center with ADA compliant bathrooms, 5-station shooting stand, automated clay throwing equipment, and a 5-station small-bore rifle range.

The funding for the project in Midway is via the Federal Grants Trust Fund (FGTF) from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Florida awarded more than $15.6 million to multiple communities.

“My administration is dedicated to building infrastructure that strengthens Florida’s communities,” according to a statement attributed to DeSantis in a news release Friday. “These strategic, meaningful investments will help produce a stronger economy and a more confident workforce.”