(ReliableNews.org) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has had a lot on his plate over the last three weeks. A building collapsed in his city, killing at least 95 people with many more still missing. While he has been in Surfside, managing that crisis, helping the victims, and comforting families, he has also focused on the rest of the state as well. He proved that again this week.
On Monday, July 12, DeSantis announced 42 small communities across the state would be getting some much-needed help. The governor is sending them a total of $29 million in grants from the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program. In order to receive the money, a county must have an unincorporated population under 200,000 or a city must have fewer than 50,000 people.
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday announced Green Cove Springs will receive $700,000 in state funding to use on infrastructure projects across the small Clay County city. https://t.co/X7T66TfG4K
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During a press conference, DeSantis said the state has paid out $60 million to communities since 2019 through the program. The governor also stressed the importance of supporting police in those communities, emphasizing that he believes the crime spike is directly related to the anti-police attitude across the country.
The funds Florida is providing to its communities will help pay to fix roads, update water meters, and repair other infrastructure.
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