Town Receives $10 Million Grant For Stormwater Repairs


On Monday Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Town of Fort Myers Beach received $10 million as part of a Hurricane Stormwater and Wastewater Assistance Grant Program created during the legislature’s special session late last year.

This program is for local governments that were heavily impacted in 2022 by Hurricane Ian or Nicole to rebuild their stormwater and wastewater systems and make them more resilient.

Interim Fort Myers Beach Town Manager Keith Wilkins said, “This is the largest amount that the Town could have received from this grant program, and we are grateful to Governor DeSantis and the Florida legislators, as well as the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, for recognizing the Town’s need and providing for it.”

The Town’s Public Works staff and Tidal Basin worked together in March to prepare and submit the grant application. This grant program is managed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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