Water-Related News

Florida awards nearly $1 million to Fort Meade for downtown stormwater improvements

Florida announced an award Tuesday of $969,900 to Fort Meade to make stormwater improvements in the downtown commercial corridor, his office announced.

The award is among $15 million in grants to five rural communities through the Rural Infrastructure Fund program, which supports community economic development projects intended to strengthen public infrastructure and expand job opportunities.

The funding is administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The award to Fort Meade will help to reduce flooding and improve stormwater management to retain jobs and draw new businesses to the area, a news release said.