Gov. Ron DeSantis is committing $22.7 million in additional set-asides to seven local water quality projects through the Biscayne Bay Grant Program.
The investments, he said, will “help us preserve one of Florida’s most important natural resources for generations to come.” Counting prior earmarks, the funds bring DeSantis’ four-year investment in Biscayne Bay water quality to $52 million.
Project appropriations include $14.5 million for pollution-reduction in Miami-Dade, $2.3 million for North Miami septic-to-sewer conversions, $2 million for Coral Gables sewer development, $700,000 for Cutler Bay wetland restoration, $650,000 for Key Biscayne stormwater infrastructure and $600,000 for the Miami River Fund.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics