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Florida’s $633 Million State Action Plan

Florida’s $633 Million State Action Plan

Infrastructure has a ubiquitous impact on our state, providing necessary utilities to millions of Florida residents. Without roads, bridges, electricity, or water, our state would enter into a crisis. Unfortunately, infrastructure is as vital as it is vulnerable in the Sunshine State, where our infrastructure is battered by powerful hurricanes on an almost yearly basis. 

Below, a construction advocate at Cotney Construction Lobbying discusses the proposed State Action Plan that has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). If approved, this plan could provide needed funding to construction companies across the state and allow them to improve the state’s struggling infrastructure. 

Improving Florida’s Infrastructure

It’s not enough to simply fix the damage caused by storms. Our state’s infrastructure must improve in order to stand up to hurricane-force winds, heavy rain, and flooding. This is exactly what the State Action Plan aims to do. Developed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and championed by Governor Ron DeSantis, the State Action Plan is designed to provide federal funding to protect Floridians from future natural disasters. 

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As reported by Florida Construction News, the State Action Plan will now be reviewed by HUD over the course of the next 60 days. Once approved, federal funds will be distributed to HUD- or state-designated most impacted and distressed areas and low-to-moderate income communities. “This first-of-its-kind disaster mitigation funding will be able to help communities enhance their existing infrastructure against future disasters and I echo the Governor’s sentiment in urging HUD’s swift review of our proposed State Action Plan,” said Florida DEO Executive Director Ken Lawson.

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Helping You Help Your Community 

The State Action Plan could be an incredible boon for not only Florida but the U.S. economy as a whole — Hurricane damage costs the U.S. government $28 billion annually, with Florida accounting for about 55 percent of that. For contractors working in The Sunshine State, these funds will provide the opportunity to work on vital public projects that serve friends, family, and the community. Procuring such a project could be just what your company needs to grow into a dominant force within the industry, but procurement remains as competitive as ever. For assistance with government contract procurement, a lobbyist from Cotney Construction Lobbying is ready to take your call. 

If you would like to speak with a construction industry advocate from Cotney Construction Lobbying, please contact us today.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.

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