Saturday, July 20, 2019
U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross announced the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is sending a $12.25 million grant  for “critical infrastructure improvements needed to establish a maintenance training facility at Pensacola International Airport.”
These grants can be used by local governments to purchase homes damaged by Hurricane Irma from willing homeowners in high-risk flood areas or to match funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
Osceola County is hoping its investment in technology will pay off, but residents are growing weary of the tax expenditure.
The money will be used to cut down on noise which has impacted almost 100 homes around the airport.
On the surface, this looks like a petition allowing free market principles into the energy market.
Following passage and signing into law of the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019, Congress has now provided the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) with $35 million in investigation funding and $740 million in construction funding for flood and storm damage reduction projects in states and territories impacted by 2018 hurricanes and typhoons, including Florida.
Buchanan said on Friday the FAA was sending $3.6 million to SRQ for a drainage and water management system improvement project.
“Northeast Florida, with its intricate network of railways, highways, and ports, remains a hotbed for federal investment and economic growth,” said Rutherford. “Following other major awards to the region, this grant will ease congestion downtown and clear rail obstructions near major hospitals.
On Thursday, Mucarsel-Powell, who is wrapping up her first six months on Capitol Hill, announced that DOT is sending $360,000 to the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners to help make the runways Key West International Airport safer. 
USF beat out more than 50 applicants across the nation for the funds which will be used for “advancing research and education programs that address the nation’s critical transportation challenges.”