Broward County is getting the largest chunk of $275 million in funding the state is doling out for “resiliency” – projects that mitigate the effects of rising water.
The county will receive $66 million to spend on projects such as bulkheads, bridge improvements, stronger pumps, bigger pipes and septic-to-sewer conversions. Fort Lauderdale and Dania Beach are getting grants worth $25 million for the same. It adds up to $91 million flowing to Broward County.
The need is much greater, however. Collectively, Florida’s municipalities have asked for $2.3 billion in grants in the resiliency program’s first years, according to the Miami Herald.
– Anne Geggis, Florida Politics