FLORIDA, USA — The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has been granted over a million and a half dollars to help prepare Florida communities for sea level rise. 

The Florida DEP announced that $1.6 million has awarded to combat sea level rise in 30 coastal communities in 17 Florida counties.

Jacksonville was awarded $75,000 with Jacksonville Beach receiving $45,000. 

List of communities awarded money: 

  • Broward County $75,000
  • City of Apalachicola $52,500
  • City of Boynton Beach $75,000
  • City of Carrabelle $74,500
  • City of Hallandale Beach $66,000
  • City Jacksonville $75,000
  • City of Jacksonville Beach $45,000
  • City of Mexico Beach $75,000
  • City of Miami Beach $75,000
  • City of Naples $75,000
  • City of Oakland Park $75,000
  • City of St. Pete Beach $70,000
  • City of St. Petersburg $75,000
  • City of Tampa $75,000
  • Martin County BOCC $75,000
  • Monroe County BOCC $40,400
  • Nassau County BOCC $40,000
  • Santa Rosa County BOCC $75,000
  • Town of Bay Harbour Islands $70,000
  • Town of Lake Park $75,000
  • Town of Longboat Key $45,443
  • Town of Melbourne Beach $39,500
  • Village of Bal Harbor $75,000
  • Volusia County OEM $40,000